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  1. investigate

    • IPA[ɪnˈvɛstɪɡeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth;carry out research or study into (a subject or problem, typically one in a scientific or academic field)
    • verb: investigate, 3rd person present: investigates, gerund or present participle: investigating, past tense: investigated, past participle: investigated

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    動詞

    • 1. carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, allegation, etc.) so as to establish the truth police are investigating a claim that the man was beaten unconscious by a gang
    • carry out research or study into (a subject or problem, typically one in a scientific or academic field) future studies will investigate whether long-term use of the drugs could prevent cancer
    • make inquiries as to the character, activities, or background of (someone) everyone with a possible interest in your brother's death must be thoroughly investigated
    • make a check to find out something when you didn't turn up I thought I'd better come back to investigate
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    • IPA[inˈvestəˌɡāt]

    美式

    • v.
      carry out a systematic or formal inquiry to discover and examine the facts of (an incident, ... police are investigating the alleged beating

    Oxford American Dictionary