Definition of investigator in English:



  • A person who carries out a formal inquiry or investigation.

    ‘accident investigators are at the crash site’
    ‘investigators found no signs of forced entry’
    • ‘The Revenue investigators act more like private detectives than civil servants.’
    • ‘Furthermore, that is a question into which no investigator or prosecutor can enquire.’
    • ‘The investigators at the site included operations and engineering experts.’
    • ‘Private investigators have traditionally been perceived as shadowy and devious.’
    • ‘The Italian and Spanish operations gave British investigators many new leads.’
    inspector, examiner, enquirer, explorer, analyser
    researcher, scrutineer, scrutinizer, factfinder, prober, surveyor, searcher, checker, monitor
    detective, questioner, inquisitor
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