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Topic: POLICE


question

2 verb
     
question2 S2 W3 [transitive]
1SCP to ask someone questions in order to get information about something, especially about a crime [↪ interrogate]:
Two men have been arrested and questioned.
question somebody about something
She hates being questioned about her past.
Joseph questioned the doctors closely (=asked them a lot of questions).
2 to have or express doubts about whether something is true, good, necessary etc
question what/how/when etc
Are you questioning what I'm saying?
No one dared to question his decisions.
question whether
One questions whether he's telling the truth.
WORD FOCUS: ask WORD FOCUS: ask
request to officially ask for something
consult
to ask someone for advice
demand
to ask for something very forcefully
nag
/pester to keep asking for something many times, in an annoying way
beg
/plead to ask for something in an anxious or urgent way, because you want it very much
question
/interrogate to ask someone questions - used especially about the police or the army
grill
informal to ask someone a lot of difficult questions
cross-examine
to ask someone questions in court - used about lawyers
poll
to ask a lot of people for their opinion about something


See also
ask
WORD FOCUS: police WORD FOCUS: police
people in the police force: police officer, policeman, policewoman, detective, cop informal

the building where the police work: police station

what the police do: investigate crimes, find/collect evidence, arrest people who they think are guilty of a crime, question/interrogate people about crimes, hold/detain people in custody, charge people with crimes, release people if they are innocent


See also
police
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