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Definition 1: investigate scientifically - [verb of communication]

Samples where investigate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese

Synonyms for investigate in the sense of this definition

(investigate is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

(... is a kind of investigate ) inquire into

"the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project" "He searched for information on his relatives on the web" "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"

(... is a kind of investigate ) travel to or penetrate into

"explore unknown territory in biology"

(... is a kind of investigate ) question or examine thoroughly and closely

(... is a kind of investigate ) attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner

"The student researched the history of that word"

(... is a kind of investigate ) to conduct a test or investigation

"We are experimenting with the new drug in order to fight this disease"

Definition 2: conduct an inquiry or investigation of - [verb of communication]

Samples where investigate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
  • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

Synonyms for investigate in the sense of this definition

(investigate is a kind of ...) question or examine thoroughly and closely

(... is a kind of investigate ) secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage

"spy for the Russians"

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