An example of investigate is when you run a background check on someone to find out what kind of person he is.
An example of investigate is when the police try to solve a crime.
An example of investigate is when you check the source of material to determine its truth.
Investigate a crime; investigate ways to use less energy; investigate whether the virus is contagious.
Origin of investigate
- Latin investīgāre investīgāt- in- in in–2 vestīgāre to track (from vestīgium footprint)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition