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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To follow up step by step by patient inquiry or observation; to trace or track mentally; to search into; to inquire and examine into with care and accuracy; to find out by careful inquisition; as, to investigate the causes of natural phenomena.

2. (v. i.) To pursue a course of investigation and study; to make investigation.

3877. parakoloutheo -- to follow closely, to investigate
... to follow closely, to investigate. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: parakoloutheo
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak-ol-oo-theh'-o) Short Definition: I accompany ...
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350. anakrino -- to examine, investigate
... to examine, investigate. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anakrino Phonetic
Spelling: (an-ak-ree'-no) Short Definition: I examine, inquire into Definition ...
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2214. zetesis -- a search, questioning
... a seeking, search. Cognate: 2214 (a noun) -- a to investigate a specific
(as the of a principle). See 2212 (). Word Origin from ...
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426. anetazo -- to examine judicially
... examine, investigate. From ana and etazo (to test); to investigate (judicially) --
(should have) examined(-d). see GREEK ana. (anetazein) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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419. anexeraunetos -- unsearchable
... 419 (from 1 "not," which negates the intensified term, 1830 , "search out ") --
properly, impossible to fully investigate, no matter how great the effort ...
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2045. ereunao -- search.
... search. Apparently from ereo (through the idea of inquiry); to seek, ie (figuratively)
to investigate -- search. see GREEK ereo. (erauna) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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1567. ekzeteo -- to seek out, demand, inquire
... From ek and zeteo; to search out, ie (figuratively)investigate, crave, demand,
(by Hebraism) worship -- en- (re-)quire, seek after (carefully, diligently). ...
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5584. pselaphao -- to feel or grope about
... I feel after, grope for. 5584 -- properly, touch , "feel after" to discover
(personally investigate). [5584 () comes from a root ...
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4802. suzeteo -- to examine together, hence to dispute
... From sun and zeteo; to investigate jointly, ie Discuss, controvert, cavil -- dispute
(with), enquire, question (with), reason (together). see GREEK sun. ...
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1252. diakrino -- to distinguish, to judge
... 1252 (from 1223 , "thoroughly back-and-forth," which intensifies 2919 , "to judge") --
properly, investigate (judge) -- literally, judging "back-and-forth ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1875. darash -- to resort to, seek
... 3), comes the reckoning (1), consult (2), consulted by them at all (1), demand
(1), inquire (33), inquired (5), inquirer (1), investigate (3), investigated (1 ...
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974. bachan -- to examine, try
... A primitive root; to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively, to
investigate -- examine, prove, tempt, try (trial). 973b, 974. bachan. 975 . ...
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3045. yada -- to know
... 2), ignorant* (1), illiterate* (1), indeed learn (1), inform (1), informed (4),
instruct (3), instructed (1), intimate friends (1), investigate (2), knew (38 ...
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8446. tur -- to seek out, spy out, explore
... root Definition to seek out, spy out, explore NASB Word Usage explore (1), explored
(1), explores (1), follow (1), guide (1), investigate (1), seek (2 ...
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Petilianus Said: "But that I May Thoroughly Investigate the ...
... Book II. Chapter 33. " 77. Petilianus said: "But that I may thoroughly
investigate the baptism in the name� "77. Petilianus ...
/.../chapter 33 77 petilianus.htm

After the Instance Borrowed from the Mithraic Mysteries, Celsus ...
... Chapter XXIV. After the instance borrowed from the Mithraic mysteries,
Celsus declares that he who would investigate� After the ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xxiv after the instance.htm

Seventh Tractate. The Immortality of the Soul.
... while something else, that which is the true man, endures for ever " this question
will be answered here for those willing to investigate our nature. ...
/.../plotinus/the six enneads/seventh tractate the immortality of.htm

Berea and Athens
... Lesson 23 Berea and Athens. [This chapter is based on Acts 17:11-34.] At Berea Paul
found Jews who were willing to investigate the truths he taught. ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 23 berea and athens.htm

The First Part
... As it is my design to investigate the meaning of the Apocalyptical visions, it is
requisite for me to treat, in the first place, of that celestial theatre to ...
// key to the apocalypse/the first part .htm

The Contemptuous Rejection.
... If they had had the least disposition to believe John's words about Jesus, even
so far as to investigate patiently and thoroughly, how different would their ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks about jesus/the contemptuous rejection.htm

Epistle Xlii. To Eusebius, Archbishop of Thessalonica.
... their zeal is not only to be praised but also to be altogether cherished, we exhort
that the care of thy Fraternity hesitate not to investigate the matter with ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle xlii to eusebius archbishop.htm

Epistle Lviii. To Martin, Scholasticus .
... Gregory had commissioned John, Bishop of Syracuse, to investigate the matter, and
to him Crementius (who now professed--though Gregory doubted his sincerity ...
/.../epistle lviii to martin scholasticus.htm

Extracts No. Ii.
... O help me, my dear friend, help me also, O thou who art the only source of truth,
thoroughly to investigate this momentous subject! But let me not be deceived. ...
/.../ballou/a series of letters in defence of divine revelation/extracts no ii.htm

Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members ...
... But the Law did not command any sacrifice to be offered in order to investigate
the injury done by a servant to his master, or by a son to his father. ...
// theologica/whether the old law set.htm

Investigate (11 Occurrences)
... trace or track mentally; to search into; to inquire and examine into with care and
accuracy; to find out by careful inquisition; as, to investigate the causes ...
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Examination (10 Occurrences)
... eg-zam'-in, eg-zam-i-na'-shun: darash, "to follow," "inquire," "make inquisition"
(Ezra 10:16); and bachan, "to test," "investigate," "prove," "tempt" (Psalm 26 ...
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Examine (48 Occurrences)
... eg-zam'-in, eg-zam-i-na'-shun: darash, "to follow," "inquire," "make inquisition"
(Ezra 10:16); and bachan, "to test," "investigate," "prove," "tempt" (Psalm 26 ...
/e/examine.htm - 23k

Investigated (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Investigate. Multi-Version
Concordance Investigated (6 Occurrences). Luke 1:3 it seemed ...
/i/investigated.htm - 8k

Search (186 Occurrences)
... Some peculiar senses are: (1) In the books of Moses, especially in Numbers, "searching
out the land" means to spy out (raggel), to investigate carefully, to ...
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Judging (141 Occurrences)
... Often in the New Testament, ethically, for (1) "to decide," "give a verdict," "declare
an opinion" (Greek krino); (2) "to investigate," "scrutinize" (Greek ...
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Indicate (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of
an indicator. Multi-Version Concordance Indicate (5 Occurrences). ...
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Inquiring (23 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Inquire. 2. (a.) Given to inquiry; disposed to investigate
causes; curious; as, an inquiring mind. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Invested (2 Occurrences)

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Inspect (22 Occurrences)
... in order to ascertain quality or condition, to detect errors, etc., to examine;
to scrutinize; to investigate; as, to inspect conduct. ...
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Investigate (11 Occurrences)

Acts 25:20
I was at a loss how to investigate such questions, and asked Paul whether he would care to go to Jerusalem and there stand his trial on these matters.

Exodus 9:7
Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the livestock of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he didn't let the people go.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 13:14
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,

Deuteronomy 17:4
and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire diligently; and behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in Israel,
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 19:18
and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;
(See NAS)

1 Samuel 14:38
Saul said, "Draw near here, all you chiefs of the people; and know and see in which this sin has been this day.
(See NAS)

1 Samuel 23:22
Please go make yet more sure, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there; for it is told me that he deals very subtly.
(See NAS)

Ezra 10:16
The children of the captivity did so. Ezra the priest, with certain heads of fathers' houses, after their fathers' houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.

Ecclesiastes 7:25
I gave my mind to knowledge and to searching for wisdom and the reason of things, and to the discovery that sin is foolish, and that to be foolish is to be without one's senses.

Ecclesiastes 9:1
For all this I laid to my heart and indeed to investigate all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; man knoweth neither love nor hatred: all is before them.

Lamentations 3:40
We search our ways, and investigate, And turn back unto Jehovah.



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