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To ask a question or questions - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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ask after

to ask for news about someone

bombard

verb

to ask someone so many questions, give them so much information etc that it is difficult for them to deal with it all

bowl someone a googly

to ask someone a question that is not expected and is difficult to answer

canvass

verb

to ask many people in different places for their opinions

challenge

verb

to question whether something is true, accurate, or legal

challenge

verb

if you are challenged by someone, they ask you who you are and why you are in a particular place

cross-examine

verb

to ask someone a lot of questions, usually in an unfriendly way

cross-question

verb

to cross-examine someone

enquire

another spelling of inquire

fire

verb

if you fire questions at someone, you ask them a lot of questions very quickly, so that it is difficult for them to answer

give someone a try

to talk to someone because they might be able to help you or to give you information

grill

verb

to ask someone a lot of difficult questions for a long period of time

inquire after

to ask someone about someone else, especially about how they are or what they are doing

inquire of

to ask someone something

interview

verb

to ask someone, especially someone famous, questions about themselves, their work, or their ideas, in order to publish or broadcast the information

interview

verb

to ask people a series of questions as part of a research project

ply someone with questions

to keep asking someone questions

poll

verb

to ask a lot of people their opinions about something, especially a political issue

pose a question

to ask a question

query

verb

to ask a question about something because you have doubts about it

query

verb

to ask something

question

verb

to ask someone a question to find out what they know about something

quiz

verb

to ask someone a lot of questions, often in an urgent or angry way

survey

verb

to ask a large number of people questions to find out their opinions

tackle

verb

to ask someone questions in a very direct way, because you disagree with them and you want them to explain their opinions or behaviour

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