Meaning of investigate
Pronunciation: (in-ves'ti-gāt"), [key]
— v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
- to examine, study, or inquire into systematically; search or examine into the particulars of; examine in detail.
- to search out and examine the particulars of in an attempt to learn the facts about something hidden, unique, or complex, esp. in an attempt to find a motive, cause, or culprit: The police are investigating the murder.
- to make inquiry, examination, or investigation.
- investigate (Thesaurus)