investigar
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investigar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to conduct an inquiry into)
a. to investigate
Se designaron cinco detectives para que investiguen el caso.Five detectives were assigned to investigate the case.
2. (to study scientifically)
a. to research
Antes de escribir el ensayo, tengo que investigar el tema meticulosamente.Before I write the paper, I need to research the topic meticulously.
b. to do research into
Para la próxima clase, investiguen el catolicismo en la Edad Media.For next class, do research into Catholicism in the Middle Ages.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to conduct an inquiry)
a. to investigate
La policía decidió no investigar más.The police decided not to investigate any further.
4. (to do scientific studies)
a. to do research
Los científicos están investigando sobre los combustibles fósiles.The scientists are doing research into fossil fuels.
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investigar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (estudiar)
a. to research
2. (indagar)
a. to investigate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (estudiar)
a. to do research
4. (indagar)
a. to investigate
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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