I would like to ask about of in the following passage, which is the definition for interrogate on Google's dictionary.
ask questions of someone closely, aggressively, or formally.
I also looked up the definition for of but as the preposition is so versatile and has so many definitions that I have come to ask a question here.
In my theory, it can be equivalent to the following two possible interpretations.
- ask (questions of someone) → ask questions about someone
- (ask questions) of someone → ask questions from someone
Any explanations will be appreciated. Thank you.