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  • 1 inquire — in‧quire [ɪnˈkwaɪə ǁ ˈkwaɪr] also enquire verb [intransitive] 1. to ask someone for information: inquire about • Hundreds of prospective buyers have inquired about the auction. inquire whether/​ when/​why etc …

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  • 2 inquire — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. enquerre ask, inquire about (Mod.Fr. enquérir), from V.L. *inquaerere, from L. in into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + quaerere ask, seek (see QUERY (Cf. query)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half Latinized enquire stil …

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  • 3 inquire — especially BrE enquire verb (I, T) verb (I, T) 1 to ask someone for information: “Are you getting married?” the television interviewer inquired. (+ about): I am writing to inquire about your advertisement in The Times. | inquire whether/why/how… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 inquire — in|quire enquire [ınˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere to look for ] to ask someone for information ▪ Why are you doing that? the boy inquired. inquire about… …

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  • 5 inquire — inquirable, adj. inquirer, n. /in kwuyeur /, v., inquired, inquiring. v.i. 1. to seek information by questioning; ask: to inquire about a person. 2. to make investigation (usually fol. by into): to inquire into the incident. v.t. 3. to seek to… …

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  • 6 inquire */ — UK [ɪnˈkwaɪə(r)] / US [ɪnˈkwaɪr] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms inquire : present tense I/you/we/they inquire he/she/it inquires present participle inquiring past tense inquired past participle inquired to ask someone for information… …

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  • 7 inquire — in|quire [ ın kwaır ] verb intransitive or transitive * to ask someone for information about something: inquire about: Why don t you telephone the theater and inquire about tickets? inquire whether/why/when etc.: I am writing to inquire whether… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 inquire — [[t]ɪnkwa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] inquires, inquiring, inquired also enquire 1) VERB If you inquire about something, you ask for information about it. [FORMAL] [V with quote] Is something wrong? he enquired... [V of n with …

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  • 9 inquire — v. 1) (D; intr.) to inquire about, after; into 2) (Q) he inquired where we were to meet USAGE NOTE: In BE, the spelling enquire is also used we enquired about her health. * * * [ɪn kwaɪə] after into (D; intr.) to inquire about (Q) he inquired… …

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  • 10 inquire — in•quire [[t]ɪnˈkwaɪər[/t]] also enquire v. quired, quir•ing 1) to seek information by questioning; ask: to inquire about a person[/ex] 2) to make investigation (usu. fol. by into): to inquire into the incident[/ex] 3) to seek to learn by asking …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 inquire — 01. The new boss [inquired] why I was late so often, and I explained that I am a single mom, and sometimes have to look after my kids in the morning. 02. Someone phoned today to [inquire] about our car for sale. 03. The businessman stopped at the …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 Inquire — In*quire , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inquiring}.] [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqu[ e]rir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in in + quarere to seek. See {Quest} a seeking, and cf. {Inquiry}.] [Written also… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 inquire — [in kwīr′] vi. inquired, inquiring [ME enqueren < OFr enquerre < VL * inquaerere, for L inquirere < in , into + quaerere, to seek] 1. to seek information; ask a question or questions 2. to carry out an examination or investigation:… …

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  • 14 Inquire — In*quire , v. t. 1. To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting. [1913 Webster] Having thus at length inquired the truth concerning law and dispense. Milton. [1913 Webster] And all obey and few inquire his… …

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  • 15 inquire after — phrasal : to ask about the health or well being of the parents of the boys he played with always inquired after his father and mother Scott Fitzgerald * * * inquire after To ask about the health, etc of • • • Main Entry: ↑inquire * * * in ˈquire… …

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  • 16 inquire - enquire — If you inquire or enquire about something, you ask for information about it. There is no difference in meaning between these words. Inquire is more common, especially in American English. We inquired about the precise circumstances surrounding… …

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  • 17 inquire into — in ˈquire ˌinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they inquire into he/she/it inquires into present participle inquiring into …

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  • 18 inquire after — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms inquire after : present tense I/you/we/they inquire after he/she/it inquires after present participle inquiring after past tense inquired after past participle inquired after British formal inquire after… …

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  • 19 inquire into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms inquire into : present tense I/you/we/they inquire into he/she/it inquires into present participle inquiring into past tense inquired into past participle inquired into inquire into something to ask questions… …

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  • 20 inquire into sth — UK US inquire into sth Phrasal Verb with inquire({{}}(UK also enquire) /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ verb [I] ► to try to discover the facts about something: »Officers of the City of London Fraud Squad are inquiring into the affairs of the company …

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