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An investigation or examination
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  1. An investigation or examination
  2. A close examination of a matter:
  3. The act of inquiring:
An interrogating or being interrogated; examination
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  1. An interrogating or being interrogated; examination
  2. (Short for, Now Rare) interrogation mark
  3. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities.
(Colloquial) A question to which the asker does not expect an answer.
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  1. (Colloquial) A question to which the asker does not expect an answer.
  2. A question posed only for dramatic or persuasive effect.
  3. A question to which no answer is expected, often used for rhetorical effect.
A formal question or set of questions; specif., a written question or set of questions to be answered in writing under oath as by a witness in a lawsuit
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  1. A formal question or set of questions; specif., a written question or set of questions to be answered in writing under oath as by a witness in a lawsuit
  2. A form of discovery involving the submission of written questions to the other party. A form of discovery involving the submission of written questions to the other party.
  3. (Law) A formal question submitted to opposing party to answer, generally governed by court rule.
An interrogative word or expression (Ex.: what? where?)
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  1. An interrogative word or expression (Ex.: what? where?)
  2. A sentence or an expression that asks a question.
  3. A word or form used to ask a question.
The written finding of such an inquiry
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  1. The written finding of such an inquiry
  2. The act of inquiring into a matter; an investigation.
  3. (Law) An inquest or any judicial inquiry
A slender body part used for touching or sensing. The antennae of insects and the barbels of catfish are feelers.
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  1. A slender body part used for touching or sensing. The antennae of insects and the barbels of catfish are feelers.
  2. (Informal) A remark, question, offer, etc. made to feel out another
  3. (Figuratively) Something ventured to test (an)other(s)' feelings, opinion, position.
A body of fundamental principles or beliefs, especially when accepted uncritically:
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  1. A body of fundamental principles or beliefs, especially when accepted uncritically:
  2. Any similar handbook for teaching the fundamentals of a subject
  3. A text summarizing the basic principles of a Christian denomination, usually in question-and-answer form.
A judicial inquiry into a specified matter, such as a person's mental condition.
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  1. A judicial inquiry into a specified matter, such as a person's mental condition.
  2. An inquiry into a particular subject matter by a special jury.
  3. The verdict of such an inquiry
To put a question to (a person).
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  1. To put a question to (a person).
  2. To call in question; ask about
  3. To mark (an item) with a notation in order to question its validity or accuracy.
To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
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  1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
  2. To approach for some immoral purpose, as a prostitute does
  3. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
To put a question to:
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  1. To put a question to:
  2. To make a request for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
  3. To seek an answer to:
A question that suggests the answer or that contains the information for which the examiner is looking.
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  1. A question that suggests the answer or that contains the information for which the examiner is looking.
  2. A question put in such a way as to suggest the answer sought
  3. A question posed to a witness that is phrased so as to suggest or elicit a particular answer desired by the attorney conducting the examination. A question posed to a witness that is phrased so as to suggest or elicit a particular answer desired by the attorney conducting the examination.
A perplexing, usually ambiguous, statement; riddle
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  1. A perplexing, usually ambiguous, statement; riddle
  2. One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable.
  3. A perplexing, baffling, or seemingly inexplicable matter, person, etc.
A work of fiction, a drama, or a film dealing with a puzzling crime.
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  1. A work of fiction, a drama, or a film dealing with a puzzling crime.
  2. (Christianity) An incident from the life of Jesus, especially the Incarnation, Passion, Crucifixion, or Resurrection, of particular importance for redemption.
  3. One whose identity is unknown and who arouses curiosity:
A question proposed for solution or consideration
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  1. A question proposed for solution or consideration
  2. A situation, matter, or person that is hard to deal with or understand:
  3. A misgiving, objection, or complaint:
An offer of marriage
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  1. An offer of marriage
  2. A plan, action, etc. proposed
  3. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
One such consideration or argument
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  1. One such consideration or argument
  2. (Linguistics) A word or phrase in a sentence, usually providing information from previous discourse or shared knowledge, that the rest of the sentence elaborates or comments on.
  3. The subject of a paragraph, essay, speech, etc.
An item or set of items, as stamps or coins, made available at one time by a business, government, or organization.
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  1. An item or set of items, as stamps or coins, made available at one time by a business, government, or organization.
  2. A point or matter of discussion, debate, or dispute:
  3. A culminating point leading to a decision:
To seek information about
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  1. To seek information about
  2. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze:
  3. To seek information by asking a question:
To examine by questioning formally or officially.
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  1. To examine by questioning formally or officially.
  2. To ask questions of formally or closely, in examining
  3. (Computers) To transmit a signal for setting off an appropriate response.
To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
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  1. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
  2. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises:
  3. To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
To go in search
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  1. To go in search
  2. To search for something:
  3. To search for; seek
To try; endeavor:
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  1. To try; endeavor:
  2. To try to find; search for; look for
  3. To try to locate or discover; search for:
To examine closely and carefully; test and try; probe
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  1. To examine closely and carefully; test and try; probe
  2. To examine data in a computer in order to locate items having a given property
  3. To search a place or space in order to find something:
  1. To pronounce a word or phrase by articulating each of its letters or syllables slowly in sequence.
  2. (Intransitive) To speak or sing loudly, to call out.
  3. To question and listen attentively in order to discover a person's opinion, intent, or preference, especially by using indirect conversational remarks.
To make a request, especially formally:
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  1. To make a request, especially formally:
  2. To address a petition to; ask formally or earnestly
  3. To ask for by petition; request formally:
To question searchingly or fully
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  1. To question searchingly or fully
  2. To teach the principles of Christian dogma, discipline, and ethics by means of questions and answers.
To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
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  1. To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
  2. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection by a party or a lawyer to a potential juror or jury panel and his or her request that a judge disqualify the individual or the panel from hearing that party’s cause or trial. To call into question.
  3. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
To ask questions of
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  1. To ask questions of
  2. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
  3. (Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
(Law) To question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge previous testimony
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  1. (Law) To question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge previous testimony
  2. To subject a person to a cross examination; to question a person intensely.
  3. To question (someone) closely in order to verify facts, or information previously given.
To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
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  1. To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
  2. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
  3. To search; investigate
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
  3. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
To be interviewed; to attend an interview.
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  1. To be interviewed; to attend an interview.
  2. To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.
  3. To obtain an interview from.
To question someone, or a group of people, after the implementation of a project in order to learn from mistakes etc.
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  1. To question someone, or a group of people, after the implementation of a project in order to learn from mistakes etc.
  2. To interview (a government agent, for example) at the end of an assignment, especially to obtain intelligence or to provide instructions regarding information that should be kept secret.
  3. To question (someone) for the purpose of obtaining information, as in an official investigation; specif., to question (a pilot, emissary, etc.) concerning a flight or mission just completed and, often, to instruct as to restrictions in making this information public
To mark or emboss with a gridiron.
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  1. To mark or emboss with a gridiron.
  2. To torture by applying heat
  3. To cook on a grill; broil
A device used to raise or transfer fluids. Most pumps function either by compression or suction.
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  1. A device used to raise or transfer fluids. Most pumps function either by compression or suction.
  2. To question closely or persistently:
  3. To get (information) from a person in this way
To put no trust in; to have no confidence in.
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  1. To put no trust in; to have no confidence in.
  2. To have no confidence in; doubt or suspect:
To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
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  1. To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
  2. To consider (something) to be true or probable on little or no evidence:
  3. To consider (a person) guilty without proof:
To question the truth of; doubt
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  1. To question the truth of; doubt
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
An investigation or examination
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  1. An investigation or examination
  2. A close examination of a matter:
  3. The act of inquiring:
A question
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  1. A question
  2. An interrogating or being interrogated; examination
  3. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities.
A doubt
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  1. A doubt
  2. A question; inquiry
  3. A notation, usually a question mark, calling attention to an item in order to question its validity or accuracy.
A formal question or set of questions; specif., a written question or set of questions to be answered in writing under oath as by a witness in a lawsuit
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  1. A formal question or set of questions; specif., a written question or set of questions to be answered in writing under oath as by a witness in a lawsuit
  2. A form of discovery involving the submission of written questions to the other party. A form of discovery involving the submission of written questions to the other party.
  3. (Law) A formal question submitted to opposing party to answer, generally governed by court rule.
A violent or highly contentious situation:
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  1. A violent or highly contentious situation:
A final result or conclusion, as a solution to a problem.
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  1. A final result or conclusion, as a solution to a problem.
  2. A personal problem:
  3. (Usage Problem) A problem or difficulty.
A question proposed for solution or consideration
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  1. A question proposed for solution or consideration
  2. A situation, matter, or person that is hard to deal with or understand:
  3. A misgiving, objection, or complaint:
(Idiomatic) A complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A complex, troublesome situation arising when a decision or action produces considerable subsequent problems.
  2. (Idiomatic) A troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.
A feeling of uncertainty or distrust:
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  1. A feeling of uncertainty or distrust:
  2. (Obs.) Apprehension or fear
  3. The condition of being unsettled or unresolved:
The state or quality of being doubtful; doubt; uncertainty.
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The condition of being doubtful or uncertain.
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  1. The condition of being doubtful or uncertain.
  2. (Countable) A particular instance of doubt or uncertainty.
  3. A feeling or matter of doubt:
The state of being dubious.
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Uncertainty.
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  1. Uncertainty.
  2. An uncertain state of mind; doubt
  3. Uncertainty, doubt, insecurity
Lack of trust or confidence:
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  1. Lack of trust or confidence:
  2. Lack of trust or confidence; suspicion; doubt
A methodology based on an assumption of doubt with the aim of acquiring approximate or relative certainty.
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  1. A methodology based on an assumption of doubt with the aim of acquiring approximate or relative certainty.
  2. (US) A studied attitude of questioning and doubt
  3. Doubt or disbelief of religious tenets.
The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
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  1. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
  2. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
  3. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
Something uncertain:
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  1. Something uncertain:
  2. (Uncountable) Doubt; the condition of being uncertain or without conviction.
  3. Lack of certainty; doubt
The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding, or surprising:
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  1. The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding, or surprising:
  2. One that arouses awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel:
  3. The feeling of surprise, admiration, and awe aroused by something strange, unexpected, incredible, etc.
To test or check the condition or health of:
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  1. To test or check the condition or health of:
  2. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.
  3. To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into
To ask, especially politely or formally:
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  1. To ask, especially politely or formally:
  2. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze:
  3. To seek information; ask a question or questions
To mark (an item) with a notation in order to question its validity or accuracy.
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  1. To mark (an item) with a notation in order to question its validity or accuracy.
  2. To put a question to (a person).
  3. To call in question; ask about
To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
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  1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
  2. (Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
  3. To ask questions of
To put no trust in; to have no confidence in.
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  1. To put no trust in; to have no confidence in.
  2. To have no trust, faith, or confidence in; doubt; suspect
To be uncertain about; question; feel distrust of
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  1. To be uncertain about; question; feel distrust of
  2. To be undecided or skeptical about:
  3. (Archaic) To suspect; fear.
To feel doubt or distrust about.
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  1. To feel doubt or distrust about.
  2. (Now archaic, regional) To doubt the existence or reality of.
  3. To have doubt or suspicion about; distrust
To have no trust or confidence in (someone or something); doubt
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  1. To have no trust or confidence in (someone or something); doubt
  2. To regard without trust or confidence:
  3. To doubt the truth or sincerity of:
To feel curiosity or be in doubt about:
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  1. To feel curiosity or be in doubt about:
  2. To be filled with curiosity or doubt:
  3. To have curiosity, sometimes mingled with doubt
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