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synonyms for investigate

  • consider
  • examine
  • explore
  • inspect
  • interrogate
  • probe
  • question
  • review
  • scrutinize
  • search
  • study
  • bug
  • case
  • delve
  • dig
  • eyeball
  • frisk
  • inquire
  • muckrake
  • poke
  • prospect
  • pry
  • read
  • reconnoiter
  • research
  • scout
  • sift
  • spy
  • tap
  • wiretap
  • be all ears
  • check out
  • check over
  • check up
  • feel out
  • give the once over
  • go into
  • inquisite
  • listen in
  • look into
  • look over
  • look-see
  • make inquiry
  • nose around
  • put to the test
  • run down
  • stake out
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antonyms for investigate

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  • answer
  • forget
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • reply
  • leave alone
  • overlook
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How to use investigate in a sentence

Now that he’s finally gone there’s an opportunity to explore and investigate a lot more of what’s going on under the hood.
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Detectives are continuing to investigate leads and conduct interviews, police said.
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When Umansky tried to find out whether the Police Department would investigate the cops’ actions, he discovered all the ways the NYPD is shielded from accountability.
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Detectives remained at the scene investigating Wednesday evening.
POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT WHO FLED SCENE OF HOMICIDE WEDNESDAY IN RESTONJUSTIN JOUVENALFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When they reported the crimes, police sometimes failed to investigate or prosecutors declined to file charges.
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The phenomenon that Voytek and other scientists are investigating in a variety of ways goes by many names.
BRAIN’S ‘BACKGROUND NOISE’ MAY HOLD CLUES TO PERSISTENT MYSTERIESELIZABETH LANDAUFEBRUARY 8, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
She learned that the company did not begin investigating her allegations until 50 days after she brought them to attention.
SHE REPORTED SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY A FORMER SUPERVISOR — AND WAS FIRED SOON AFTERSAMANTHA SCHMIDTFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Kansas City television station KSHB reported that Britt Reid was the driver being investigated for possible impairment.
CHIEFS ASSISTANT COACH BRITT REID INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT THAT INJURED TWO CHILDRENMARK MASKEFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The deputy’s name has not been made public by county police, who are investigating the shooting.
VIDEO SHOWS FATAL SHOOTING OF MAN BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTYIAN DUNCAN, DAN MORSEFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There are caring administrators, and there are credentials that are meaningful at so many more places than any of us can possibly know or ever even investigate.
PAYING FOR COLLEGE CAN BE OVERWHELMING. HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO FIND AN AFFORDABLE OPTIONSEAN GREGORYFEBRUARY 5, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO INVESTIGATE

  • assay
  • beat a dead horse
  • chew over
  • confab
  • consider
  • estimate
  • evaluate
  • figure
  • figure out
  • get down to brass tacks
  • hash
  • inspect
  • interpret
  • investigate
  • judge
  • kick around
  • rehash
  • resolve
  • scrutinize
  • sort out
  • spell out
  • study
  • talk game
  • test
  • think through
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