to investigate: to examine, to study, to research, to look into, to analyze, to inspect
They're investigating the robbery. They will study the evidence to try to find the perpetrator.
an investigation: an examination, a study, an inquiry, research, a review
he is under investigation: he is being investigated, they are currently inquiring into his actions
Last year's bank robbery is still under investigation. The police have not yet found the culprit.
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