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  • cross-interrogate — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: cross (V) : to cross question orally or by a written interrogatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-examine — I verb ask questions, catechize, challenge, check, cross interrogate, cross question, examine, ferret out, grill, inquire of, interpellate, interrogate, petition, probe, query, question, quiz, reexamine, subject to examination associated concepts …   Law dictionary

  • cross question — Synonyms and related words: bone of contention, catechism, cross examine, cross interrogate, cross interrogatory, debating point, demand, extract information, feeler, go over, grill, inquiry, inquisition, interrogation, interrogative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • interrogate — in·ter·ro·gate /in ter ə ˌgāt/ vt gat·ed, gat·ing: to question formally and systematically; esp: to gather information from (a suspect) by means that are reasonably likely to elicit incriminating responses see also miranda rights ◇ Under Rhode… …   Law dictionary

  • interrogate — [v] ask pointed questions catechize, cross examine, cross question, examine, give the third degree*, go over*, grill, inquire, investigate, pump, put the screws to*, put through the wringer*, query, question, quiz, roast*, sweat out*, work over*; …   New thesaurus

  • cross´-ex|am´in|er — cross ex|am|ine «KRS ihg ZAM ihn, KROS », transitive verb, intransitive verb, ined, in|ing. 1. to question closely (a witness for the opposing side) to check the truth of his testimony. SYNONYM(S): interrogate. 2. to question closely or severely; …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-ex|am|ine — «KRS ihg ZAM ihn, KROS », transitive verb, intransitive verb, ined, in|ing. 1. to question closely (a witness for the opposing side) to check the truth of his testimony. SYNONYM(S): interrogate. 2. to question closely or severely; cross question …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-examine — cross ex amine verb transitive to ask a WITNESS questions during a trial after another lawyer has already asked them questions a. to ask someone a lot of questions, usually in an unfriendly way: INTERROGATE ╾ ,cross exami nation noun count or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cross-examine — [v] ask pointed questions catechize, check, cross question, debrief, examine, grill, interrogate, investigate, pump, put the screws to*, question, quiz, sweat, third degree*; concepts 48,53,317 …   New thesaurus

  • cross-examine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. See inquiry. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. investigate, question closely, interrogate, grill*; see examine 2 , question 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. question, interrogate, *pump, *give the third …   English dictionary for students

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