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verb [transitive] question pronunciation in British English /ˈkwestʃ(ə)n/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyquestion
he/she/itquestions
present participlequestioning
past tensequestioned
past participlequestioned
  1. 1
    if the police question someone, they ask them questions to find out what they know about a crime
    A man is being questioned by detectives in connection with the murder of a young girl.
    1. a.
      to ask someone questions formally or officially
      Witnesses are reminded of their duty to tell the truth when questioned in court.
      A hundred employers were questioned in the survey.
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    2. b.
      to ask someone a question to find out what they know about something
      Curious friends questioned me about the case.
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  2. 2
    to have or express doubts about something
    Some historians question the validity of oral data.
    question the wisdom/logic/merit of something: She was beginning to question the wisdom of leaving so quickly.
    question someone’s motives: I don’t think it’s fair to question his motives just because he disagrees with you.
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