investigate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Investigate \In*ves"ti*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Investigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Investigating.] [L.
   investigatus, p. p. of investigare to investigate; pref. in-
   in + vestigare to track, trace. See Vestige.]
   To follow up step by step by patient inquiry or observation;
   to trace or track mentally; to search into; to inquire and
   examine into with care and accuracy; to find out by careful
   inquisition; as, to investigate the causes of natural
   phenomena.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Investigate \In*ves"ti*gate\, v. i.
   To pursue a course of investigation and study; to make
   investigation.
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