Definition of question verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    question

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkwestʃən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestʃən//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they question
    BrE BrE//ˈkwestʃən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestʃən//
     
    he / she / it questions
    BrE BrE//ˈkwestʃənz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestʃənz//
     
    past simple questioned
    BrE BrE//ˈkwestʃənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestʃənd//
     
    past participle questioned
    BrE BrE//ˈkwestʃənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestʃənd//
     
    -ing form questioning
    BrE BrE//ˈkwestʃənɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestʃənɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1  question somebody (about/on something) | + speech to ask somebody questions about something, especially officially She was arrested and questioned about the fire. The students were questioned on the books they had been studying. Over half of those questioned said they rarely took any exercise. See related entries: Job interviews
  2. 2  to have or express doubts or suspicions about something question something I just accepted what he told me. I never thought to question it. No one has ever questioned her judgement. question whether, what, etc… He questioned whether the accident was solely the truck driver's fault.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French question (noun), questionner (verb), from Latin quaestio(n-), from quaerere ‘ask, seek’.Extra examples A man is being questioned in connection with the robbery. He was questioned on his role in the affair. People openly question whether he is right for the job. She was closely questioned about her whereabouts on the night of the murder. He questioned whether the accident was solely the truck driver’s fault. Patients were questioned in detail about their symptoms.
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