how to pronounce investigate


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investigate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of investigate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… began to investigate this didn't he …”

meaning of investigate

To investigate means to examine or study in order to discover the truth or facts about something.

investigate frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word investigate occurs in english on average 23.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics investigate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that investigate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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