in·ter·ro·gate /in-'ter-ə-ˌgāt/ vt -gat·ed, -gat·ing: to question formally and systematically; esp: to gather information from (a suspect) by means that are reasonably likely to elicit incriminating responses see also miranda rights◇ Under Rhode Island v. Innis, 446 U.S. 291 (1980), interrogating includes not just express questioning, but also any words or actions that the police should know are reasonably likely to elicit an incriminating response. Asking questions that are normally asked in the course of arrest or booking (such as questions about name or age) is not considered interrogation.in·ter·ro·ga·tion /in-ˌter-ə-'gā-shən/ nin·ter·ro·ga·tor /in-'ter-ə-ˌgā-tər/ n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
ask, badger, catechize, conduct an inquiry, cross-examine, delve into, grill, heckle, inquire, interpellate, investigate, pose, probe, prosecute an inquiry of, put questions to, question, quiz, require an answer
cross-examine, inquire, investigate, pose (propound), probe
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To question; to ask questions of someone such as a suspected criminal, often in a close or formal way.n.interrogation
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.