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question /ˈkwestʃən/ noun
question verb [transitive]


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question
[noun]
Synonyms:
- issue, motion, point, point at issue, proposal, proposition, subject, theme, topic
- difficulty, argument, contention, controversy, dispute, doubt, problem, query
- in question: under discussion, at issue, in doubt, open to debate
- out of the question: impossible, inconceivable, unthinkable
[verb]
Synonyms:
- ask, cross-examine, examine, inquire, interrogate, interview, probe, quiz
- dispute, challenge, disbelieve, doubt, mistrust, oppose, query, suspect
Related Words: suspect, suspicion, hesitate (over), puzzle (over), wonder (about)
English Thesaurus: question, query, inquiry, request, ask for, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. question1 S1 W1 /ˈkwestʃən/ noun
[Word Family: noun: question, questioning, questioner, questionnaire; adjective: questionableunquestionable, questioningunquestioning, unquestioned; adverb: unquestionably, questioninglyunquestioningly; verb: question]
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin quaestio, from quaestus, past participle of quaerere 'to ask']

1. ASKING FOR INFORMATION [countable] a sentence or phrase that is used to ask for information or to test someone’s knowledge Antonym : answer:
Can I ask you a question?
I’m afraid I can’t answer that question.
question about/on
They asked me quite a lot of difficult questions about my job.
The survey included questions on age and smoking habits.
in answer to sb’s question
In answer to your last question, ‘Yes’.

2. SUBJECT/PROBLEM [countable] a subject or problem that needs to be discussed or dealt with Synonym : issue
question of
We discussed the question of confidentiality.
This raises the question of government funding.
an urgent need to address the question of crime
Several questions have still not been resolved.
The question is should I take the job in Japan, or should I stay here?
Some important questions remain unanswered (=still have not been dealt with or explained).

3. DOUBT [uncountable and countable] if there is some question about something, there is doubt about it, or people feel uncertain about it:
The exact cause of death is still open to question (=not certain).
call/bring/throw something into question (=make people doubt something)
This has called into question people’s right to retire at 60.
He’s by far the best candidate, there’s no question about it (=it is completely certain).
There is no question that (=it is completely certain that) the government knew about the deal.
beyond question (=completely certain or definite)
Her efficiency and intelligence are beyond question.
questions about/over something
There are questions about the system’s practicality.

4. without question
a) used to emphasize that what you are saying is true or correct:
Marilyn was, without question, a very beautiful woman.
b) if you accept or obey something without question, you do it without expressing any doubt about whether it is correct or necessary:
Clara accepted his decision without question.

5. there is no question of something happening/somebody doing something used to say that there is no possibility of something happening:
There is no question of the project being postponed.

6. in question
a) the things, people etc in question are the ones that are being discussed:
Where were you during the evening in question?
b) if something is in question, there is doubt about it:
I’m afraid his honesty is now in question.

7. be a question of something used to say what the most important fact, part, or feature of something is:
Dance is a question of control and creative expression.
I would love to come, but it’s a question of time.

8. it’s just/only/simply a question of doing something spoken used to say that what needs doing is easy or not complicated:
It’s just a question of putting in a couple of screws.

9. be out of the question if something is out of the question, it is definitely not possible or not allowed:
You can’t go in that old shirt – it’s out of the question.

10. (that’s a) good question! spoken used to admit that you do not know the answer to a question:
‘How can we afford this?’ ‘Good question!’

11. pop the question informal to ask someone to marry you – used humorously
leading question at leading1(4), ⇒ rhetorical question at rhetorical(1), ⇒ beg the question at beg(6)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. question2 S2 W3 verb [transitive]
[Word Family: noun: question, questioning, questioner, questionnaire; adjective: questionableunquestionable, questioningunquestioning, unquestioned; adverb: unquestionably, questioninglyunquestioningly; verb: question]

1. to ask someone questions in order to get information about something such as a crime ⇒ interrogate:
Two men have been arrested and questioned.
question somebody about something
She hates being questioned about her past.
Joseph questioned the doctors closely (=asked them a lot of questions).

2. to have or express doubts about whether something is true, good, necessary etc
question what/how/when etc
Are you questioning what I’m saying?
No one dared to question his decisions.
question whether
One questions whether he’s telling the truth.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

question
noun
I. sentence, etc. that asks sth
ADJ. pointed, probing, searching He became embarrassed when a journalist asked him pointed questions about his finances.
awkward, difficult, embarrassing, tricky | personal | academic, hypothetical, rhetorical | leading, loaded The judge told him not to ask the witness leading questions.
good, pertinent, relevant | simple | daft, inane, silly, stupid | direct, straight I wanted to find out how old he was without asking him a direct question.
exam, multiple choice, quiz, test
VERB + QUESTION ask (sb) | have Have any of the audience got questions for our speaker?
address, put I'd like to put a question to the first speaker.
bombard sb with, fire The children bombarded us with questions. The interview panel fired questions at me from all angles.
frame, phrase I need to phrase my question rather carefully.
face | answer, reply to, respond to | do (used only about written questions) I couldn't do Question 6.
field The chairperson fielded technical questions that she could not answer herself.
evade, parry He skilfully parried all the interviewer's most probing questions.
PREP. ~ about She refused to answer questions about her private life.
~ as to Don't be afraid to ask questions as to why things are done in the way they are.
~ concerning/regarding/relating to The former minister faced questions concerning his role in the affair.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

question
II. issue
ADJ. burning, challenging, controversial, difficult, unanswerable, vexed We come now to the vexed question of pension rights.
crucial, fundamental, important, key | delicate, sensitive | economic, ethical, political, etc.
VERB + QUESTION bring up, pose, raise The new play poses some challenging questions.
consider, discuss, examine | address, deal with, face, tackle | answer, decide, find a solution to | come to
QUESTION + VERB arise | remain unanswered Only one question remains unanswered.
PREP. ~ about fundamental questions about the nature of our society
~ for one of the crucial questions for the jury
~ of questions of national security Now it's just a question of getting the wording of the statement right.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

question
III. doubt
VERB + QUESTION come into | call into It does call into question the decision to send troops into the area.
be open to The government's handling of the whole affair remains open to question.
PREP. beyond ~ Her loyalty is beyond question.
in ~ His sincerity is not in question.
without ~ It was, without question, the worst day of my life.
~ about There is no question about her enthusiasm for the job.
~ as to I did have some questions as to his motive in coming.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

question
verb
ADV. closely, further
PREP. about She was closely questioned about her whereabouts on the night of the murder.
in connection with A man is being questioned in connection with the robbery.
on He was questioned on his role in the affair.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

question

ask (somebody) a question
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
have a question (=want to ask a question)
I just have one question: is the treatment effective?
pose a question formal (=ask a question)
He poses the question, ‘What should we teach our children?’
put a question to somebody (=ask a question in a formal situation)
I recently put some of these questions to a psychologist.
answer a question
You haven’t answered my question.
avoid/evade/dodge a question (=not give a direct answer)
He had skilfully evaded Margie’s questions.
set a question (=invent a question for a test)
He used to set the questions for a TV quiz show.
rephrase a question (=ask it in a different way)
He didn’t answer, so I rephrased my question.
bombard somebody with questions (=ask someone a lot of questions)
They bombarded him with questions about the case.
field questions (=answer a lot of questions)
He fielded questions from reporters about the announcement.
difficult/hard
Some of the questions in the last section were very difficult.
easy
These questions should be easy for you.
a good question (=interesting or difficult to answer)
That’s a good question.
a stupid/silly question (=one whose answer is obvious)
Did you win, or is that a stupid question?
an awkward question (=one that someone does not want to answer)
How can we keep the press from asking awkward questions?
a tricky/tough question (=one that is difficult to answer)
That’s a really tricky question.
an embarrassing question
The media began to ask embarrassing questions about MPs' expenses.
a personal question (=a question relating to someone’s private life)
Can I ask you a personal question?
a simple question (=one that is easy to answer)
All you have to do is answer the three simple questions below.
a searching/probing question (=one designed to find things out)
The immigration officer asked me some searching questions.
a direct question (=one that asks for information in a very direct way)
She was startled by the direct question.
an exam/a test question
You have to answer twenty exam questions.
an impertinent question (=one which you have no right to ask)
She did not answer the maid’s impertinent question.
a rhetorical question (=a question you ask without expecting an answer, in order to make a point)
a multiple choice question (=where you are given a set of possible answers)
raise a question (=bring it to people’s attention)
This study raises several important questions.
address a question (=start trying to deal with it)
Two questions need to be addressed.
discuss a question
They discussed the question of the possible use of the atomic bomb.
consider a question
We must also consider the question of compensation.
deal with a question
This question will be dealt with in Chapter 4.
tackle a question (=try to deal with a difficult question )
Who has the ability to tackle the tough questions facing the nation?
resolve a question (=deal with it in a satisfactory way)
We will proceed just as soon as we can resolve the question of the fee.
an important/big question
The book raises important questions about nationality and the role of a citizen.
a fundamental question
Their experiences have highlighted fundamental questions of human rights.
serious questions
The incident has raised serious questions about police conduct.
a vexed/thorny question (=one that is hard to deal with)
Finally, there’s the thorny question of money.
a burning question (=an important one that needs dealing with)
Little progress was made on the burning question of Africa’s debt.
a moral/ethical question (=one relating to principles of what is right and wrong)
This area of medical research poses serious ethical questions that doctors alone cannot answer.
unanswered/open (=not dealt with)
At this point a key question remains unanswered.
be open to question (=not be certain or definitely true)
Whether he will survive politically is open to question.
be beyond question (=be definite)
Her loyalty is beyond question.
call/bring/throw something into question (=make people doubt it)
He brought into question all the principles on which the Soviet system was based.
come into question (=start to be doubted)
The special protection given to these animals has come into question in recent years.
there’s no question (=it is certain)
There’s no question that they have done an outstanding job.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


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