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    question - Dictionary definition and meaning for word question

    Definition
    (noun) an instance of questioning
    Synonyms : enquiry , inquiry , interrogation , query
    Example Sentence
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
    Definition
    (noun) the subject matter at issue
    Synonyms : head
    Example Sentence
    • the question of disease merits serious discussion
    • under the head of minor Roman poets
    Definition
    (noun) a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
    Example Sentence
    • he asked a direct question
    • he had trouble phrasing his interrogations
    Definition
    (noun) uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    Synonyms : doubt , doubtfulness , dubiousness
    Example Sentence
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise
    Definition
    (noun) a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
    Synonyms : motion
    Example Sentence
    • he made a motion to adjourn
    • she called for the question
    Definition
    (noun) an informal reference to a marriage proposal
    Example Sentence
    • he was ready to pop the question
    Definition
    (verb) challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
    Synonyms : call into question , oppugn
    Example Sentence
    • We must question your judgment in this matter
    Definition
    (verb) pose a series of questions to
    Synonyms : interrogate
    Example Sentence
    • The suspect was questioned by the police
    • We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion
    Definition
    (verb) pose a question
    Synonyms : query
    Definition
    (verb) conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
    Synonyms : interview
    Definition
    (verb) place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
    Synonyms : wonder
    Example Sentence
    • I wonder whether this was the right thing to do
    • she wondered whether it would snow tonight
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