Interpellate meaning

intərpelāt, intʉrpəlāt
To question (someone) formally.
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(philosophy) To address (a person) in a way that presupposes a particular identification of them; to give (a person) an identity (which may or may not be accurate).
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(chiefly politics) To question (someone) formally concerning official or governmental policy or business.
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Origin of interpellate

  • From Latin interpello.

    From Wiktionary