Definitions for enquireɛnˈkwaɪər

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  1. ENQUIRE

    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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    Enquire not what boils in another's pot.

  2. Ali Mottahari:

    The only work of the Assembly of Experts should not be to elect the Leader, god willing, the leader of the revolution will be alive for many years. But they need to do their own work, to enquire and probe and inspect.

  3. Jennifer Roberts:

    I would certainly recommend doctors to enquire if their patient’s partner ought to be quitting smoking, getting more active, or losing some weight, and if so talk to the patient about whether the two of them might take the change up together.

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