Definitions for enquireɛnˈkwaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•quireɛnˈkwaɪər(v.i.; v.t.)-quired, -quir•ing.

  1. Ref: inquire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ask, inquire, enquire(verb)

    inquire about

    "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"

  2. investigate, inquire, enquire(verb)

    conduct an inquiry or investigation of

    "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"; "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"

  3. wonder, inquire, enquire(verb)

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"


  1. enquire(Verb)

    To ask (about something).

  2. enquire(Verb)

    To make an enquiry.

  3. Origin: enquerre, from en- + querre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enquire

    see Inquire



    ENQUIRE was a software project written in 1980 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, which was the predecessor to the World Wide Web. It was a simple hypertext program that had some of the same ideas as the Web and the Semantic Web but was different in several important ways. According to Berners-Lee, the name was inspired by a book entitled Enquire Within Upon Everything.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enquire' in Verbs Frequency: #862

Translations for enquire

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to ask

He inquired the way to the art gallery; She inquired what time the bus left.

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