1. [ noun ] an instance of questioning
Synonyms: inquiry query interrogation enquiry

"there was a question about my training" "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

Related terms: answer questioning cross-question ask interrogate interview
2. [ noun ] the subject matter at issue
Synonyms: head

"the question of disease merits serious discussion" "under the head of minor Roman poets"

Related terms: subject problem question_of_law question_of_fact
3. [ verb ] challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
Synonyms: call_into_question oppugn

"We must question your judgment in this matter"

Related terms: challenge suspect doubt
4. [ verb ] pose a series of questions to
Synonyms: interrogate

"The suspect was questioned by the police" "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"

Related terms: ask interrogation
5. [ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
Synonyms: interrogative interrogation interrogative_sentence

"he asked a direct question" "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

Related terms: sentence yes-no_question cross-question leading_question interrogate
6. [ noun ] uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something
Synonyms: doubt doubtfulness dubiousness

"the dubiousness of his claim" "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"

Related terms: uncertainty wonder
7. [ verb ] pose a question
Synonyms: query
Related terms: ask wonder examine interpellate check_out pump debrief questioning inquirer
8. [ verb ] conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
Synonyms: interview
Related terms: converse interviewer
9. [ verb ] place in doubt or express doubtful speculation;
Synonyms: wonder

"I wonder whether this was the right thing to do" "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

Related terms: chew_over scruple doubt
10. [ noun ] a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
Synonyms: motion

"he made a motion to adjourn" "she called for the question"

Related terms: proposal
11. [ noun ] an informal reference to a marriage proposal

"he was ready to pop the question"

Related terms: marriage_proposal
Similar spelling:   questioner