investigate etymology

English word investigate comes from Latin investigare, and later Latin investigatio (Inquiry, investigation. Research, search.)

Detailed word origin of investigate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
investigare Latin (lat)
investigatus Latin (lat)
investigatio Latin (lat) Inquiry, investigation. Research, search.
investigate English (eng) (intransitive) To conduct an inquiry or examination.. (transitive) To examine, look into, or scrutinize in order to discover something hidden or secret.. (transitive) To inquire into or study in order to ascertain facts or information.

Words with the same origin as investigate

Descendants of investigare
investigation investigator