Translation of detective in Spanish:


detective, n.

Pronunciation: /dəˈtɛktɪv//dɪˈtɛktɪv/


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    (masculine and feminine) (private) detective
    (masculine and feminine) (in police force) agente feminine
    (masculine and feminine) (in police force) oficial masculine
    before noun detective agency / bureau agencia de detectives feminine
    • Both were released after being questioned by detectives and remain on police bail.
    • He said within minutes an ambulance, police vans and detectives had turned up.
    • A major manhunt was launched and detectives made numerous appeals in a bid to catch the culprit.
    • One person detectives are particularly anxious to speak to is a woman who phoned a few days after the assault.
    • The bravery of one of his victims enabled vice-squad detectives to bring him to court.
    • An initial post-mortem failed to establish a cause of death and detectives started an investigation.
    • He is still at large and detectives are investigating a possible link with an attack just two days earlier.
    • A police spokesman said detectives are trying to establish the cause of death.
    • A surveillance unit of detectives follow her every move and are ready to pounce when the alarm sounds.
    • Firefighters alerted police and the fire was out before detectives arrived.
    • Even the two detectives who led the investigation are divided over how much Carr knew.
    • At the height of the investigation more than 80 detectives were involved in inquiries.
    • The two men were taken to the police station for questioning by detectives.
    • Strathclyde Police last night confirmed that detectives had investigated the matter.
    • Eight of the suspects were today being quizzed by detectives at undisclosed police stations.
    • Officers are doing extra patrols in town and detectives have made a new appeal for women not to go out alone.
    • A police spokesman appealed for people with information to contact detectives.
    • Police patrols were boosted as detectives warned that the man could strike again.
    • He had never been in trouble with the police and detectives believe he was the victim of mistaken identity.
    • The investigating detectives reviewed the color surveillance video at the dealership.