Definition of interrogation in English:

interrogation

noun

  • The action of interrogating or the process of being interrogated.

    ‘would he keep his mouth shut under interrogation?’
    ‘he had conducted hundreds of criminal interrogations’
    • ‘Even if a woman constable was called most of the time she stayed outside the room during her interrogation.’
    • ‘The only record of the two-day interrogation is a summary written afterwards by one of the agents who carried it out.’
    • ‘Ministers had previously denied the army used hooding during interrogation.’
    • ‘They are often tortured during interrogation and some of them are found dead.’
    • ‘During interrogation they disclosed that the box was stolen from a cycle shop.’
    • ‘I think you can use rough interrogation, you may be able to use trickery, questions.’
    • ‘They were only released to eat, pray, go to the toilet and for daily interrogation.’
    • ‘There are things here which are not offered for serious interrogation.’
    • ‘He was taken into the custody for joint interrogation by the police and intelligence agencies.’
    • ‘He acknowledged this and said he arrived on the scene too late - the search and interrogation had already begun.’
    • ‘Prior interrogation allowed the witness to see what investigators suspected and prepare an explanation.’
    • ‘Uncomfortable silences are a tactic used by police interrogation, film crews, counsellors.’
    • ‘He died after reportedly undergoing interrogation by a private contract employee of the CIA.’
    • ‘He added that a report would be prepared on the basis of his interrogation.’
    • ‘The man beside me told the guard I had just come from interrogation.’
    • ‘There are people saying they were told to prepare people for interrogation.’
    • ‘And so began a horrendous sequence of interrogation and beatings lasting at least six hours.’
    • ‘Upon interrogation, the thieves admitted that they had gone through special training.’
    • ‘Classes are conducted in the traditional Socratic method of rigorous interrogation.’
    • ‘Initially Iranian authorities said she had died of a stroke while under interrogation.’
    questioning, cross-questioning, cross-examination, quizzing, probing, inquisition, catechism
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Pronunciation

interrogation

/inˌterəˈɡāSH(ə)n//ɪnˌtɛrəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/