[in-ves-ti-geyt] /ɪnˈvɛs tɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), investigated, investigating.
to examine, study, or inquire into systematically; search or examine into the particulars of; examine in detail.
to search out and examine the particulars of in an attempt to learn the facts about something hidden, unique, or complex, especially in an attempt to find a motive, cause, or culprit:
The police are investigating the murder.
verb (used without object), investigated, investigating.
to make inquiry, examination, or .
to inquire into (a situation or problem, esp a crime or death) thoroughly; examine systematically, esp in order to discover the truth
c.1500, back-formation from investigation, or else from Latin investigatus, past participle of investigare “to trace out, search after” (see investigation). Related: Investigated; investigating.
- Investing cartilage
investing cartilage in·vest·ing cartilage (ĭn-věs’tĭng) n. See articular cartilage.
[in-ves-ti-tiv] /ɪnˈvɛs tɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or empowered to invest: an investitive act. 2. of or relating to investiture.
[in-ves-ti-cher, -choo r] /ɪnˈvɛs tɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the formal bestowal, confirmation, or presentation of rank, office, or a possessory or prescriptive right, usually involving the giving of insignia or an official title. 3. the state of being , as with a garment, quality, or office. 4. […]
[in-vest-muh nt] /ɪnˈvɛst mənt/ noun 1. the of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value. 2. a particular instance or mode of . 3. a thing in, as a business, a quantity of shares of stock, etc. 4. something that is ; sum . 5. the […]