English verb: investigate
|1.||investigate (communication) investigate scientifically|
|Samples||Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese.|
|Examples||The customs agents investigate the bags for drugs|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
|Broader (hypernym)||analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study|
|Narrower (hyponym)||examine, experiment, explore, explore, probe, research, research, search|
|2.||investigate (communication) conduct an inquiry or investigation of|
|Samples||The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities.|
Inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady.
|Examples||They investigate whether there was a traffic accident|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||examine, probe|