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To ask a question or questions

ask

verb

to speak or write to someone in order to get information from them

question

verb

to ask someone questions formally or officially

demand

verb

to ask a question in a very firm or angry way

put to

to ask someone a question

inquire

verb

to ask someone for information about something

probe

verb

to try to find out the truth about something, especially by asking a lot of questions

inquire into

to ask questions and examine the answers in order to find out the truth about something

interrogate

verb

to ask someone, for example a prisoner or criminal, a lot of questions in an angry or threatening way, in order to get information

put someone on the spot

to ask someone a question that is difficult or embarrassing to answer

pick someone’s brains

to ask someone questions because you want them to give you advice or information

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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