investigate

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investigate /ɪnˈvɛstəˌgeɪt/ verb
investigates; investigated; investigating
investigate
/ɪnˈvɛstəˌgeɪt/
verb
investigates; investigated; investigating
Learner's definition of INVESTIGATE
: to try to find out the facts about (something, such as a crime or an accident) in order to learn how it happened, who did it, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to try to get information about (someone who may have done something illegal)

— investigation

/ɪnˌvɛstəˈgeɪʃən/ noun, plural investigations
[count]
[noncount]

— investigator

/ɪnˈvɛstəˌgeɪtɚ/ noun, plural investigators [count]
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