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investigate

US [ɪnˈvestɪˌɡeɪt]
UK [ɪnˈvestɪɡeɪt]
  • v.调查;研究;调查(某人)
  • Web调查研究;审查;考察
Simple Present:investigates  Present Participle:investigating  Past Tense:investigated  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
调查,侦查(某事)to carefully examine the facts of a situation, an event, a crime, etc. to find out the truth about it or how it happened
The FBI has been called in to investigate.
联邦调查局奉命进行调查。
‘What was that noise?’ ‘I'll go and investigate.’
“那是什么声音?”“我去看一下。”
Police are investigating possible links between the murders.
警察正在调查这些谋杀案之间可能存在的关联。
Police are investigating what happened.
警察正在调查事情发生的经过。
2.
[t]
~ sb (for sth)
调查(某人)to try to find out information about sb's character, activities, etc.
This is not the first time he has been investigated by the police for fraud.
这不是警方第一次调查他是否有欺诈行为。
3.
[t][i]
研究;调查to find out information and facts about a subject or problem by study or research
Scientists are investigating the effects of diet on fighting cancer.
科学家正在研究饮食的抗癌作用。
The research investigates how foreign speakers gain fluency.
这项研究旨在调查讲外语的人如何增加流利程度。

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