investigator Definition

  • 1a person whose job is to carry out an official examination of a crime, accident, or problem
  • 2a person who carries out a systematic inquiry or investigation

Using investigator: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "investigator" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The investigator was able to solve the case quickly.

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    The company hired an investigator to look into the allegations of fraud.

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    The journalist acted as an investigator, uncovering corruption within the government.

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    The investigator conducted interviews with witnesses to gather evidence.

investigator Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with investigator

  • a person who is hired to carry out an investigation on behalf of a private client


    The woman hired a private investigator to find her missing husband.

  • a person who specializes in investigating crimes


    The criminal investigator was able to gather enough evidence to make an arrest.

  • a person who investigates cases of fraud


    The bank hired a fraud investigator to look into the suspicious transactions.


Summary: investigator in Brief

An 'investigator' [ɪnˈvɛstɪɡeɪtər] is a person who carries out an official or systematic inquiry into a crime, accident, or problem. This can include detectives, inspectors, and researchers. Phrases like 'private investigator' and 'criminal investigator' denote specific areas of investigation.

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