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Main Entry: in·ves·ti·gate
Pronunciation: in-'ves-t&-"gAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -gat·ed; -gat·ing
Etymology: Latin investigatus, past participle of investigare to track, investigate, from in- + vestigium footprint, track
Date: circa 1510
transitive verb : to observe or study by close examination and systematic inquiry
intransitive verb : to make a systematic examination; especially : to conduct an official inquiry <investigate a crime>
- in·ves·ti·ga·tion /-"ves-t&-'gA-sh&n/ noun
- in·ves·ti·ga·tive /-'ves-t&-"gA-tiv/ adjective
- in·ves·ti·ga·tor /-"gA-t&r/ noun
- in·ves·ti·ga·to·ry /-'ves-ti-g&-"tor-E/ adjective
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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision

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