investigar
transitive verb
1. (to conduct an enquiry) 
Se designaron cinco detectives para que investiguen el caso.Five detectives were assigned to investigate the case.
2. (to study scientifically) 
Antes de escribir el ensayo, tengo que investigar el tema meticulosamente.Before I write the paper, I need to research the topic meticulously.
Para la próxima clase, investiguen el catolicismo en la Edad Media.For next class, do research into Catholicism in the Middle Ages.
intransitive verb
3. (to conduct an enquiry) 
La policía decidió no investigar más.The police decided not to investigate any further.
4. (to do scientific studies) 
Los científicos están investigando sobre los combustibles fósiles.The scientists are doing research into fossil fuels.
investigar
transitive verb
1. (estudiar) 
a. to research 
2. (indagar) 
a. to investigate 
intransitive verb
3. (estudiar) 
a. to do research 
4. (indagar) 
a. to investigate 
investigar
transitive verb
1 [+accidente, crimen, queja, hechos] to investigate; [+cuentas, patrimonio] to audit
el juez ordenó investigar sus actividades financieras the judge ordered an investigation of their financial activities
2 (Univ) to research; do research into
3 (tantear) to check out
quédate aquí y yo investigaré el terreno stay here and I'll check out the lie of the land (familiar)
intransitive verb
1 [+policía, comité] to investigate
2 (Univ) to do research
una beca para investigar sobre el SIDA a grant to do research into AIDS
Examples
Verb Conjugations for investigar
Present Participle: investigando
Past Participle: investigado
Indicative
Irregularities are in red
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
investigo
investigué
investigaba
investigaría
investigaré
investigas
investigaste
investigabas
investigarías
investigarás
él/ella/Ud.
investiga
investigó
investigaba
investigaría
investigará
nosotros
investigamos
investigamos
investigábamos
investigaríamos
investigaremos
vosotros
investigáis
investigasteis
investigabais
investigaríais
investigaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
investigan
investigaron
investigaban
investigarían
investigarán
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