Definitions for inquireɪnˈkwaɪər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word inquire
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.i.)to seek information by questioning; ask:
to inquire about a person.
to make investigation (usu. fol. by into):
to inquire into the incident.
(v.t.)to seek to learn by asking:
to inquire a person's name.
inquire after, to ask about the well-being of (someone not present).
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of inquire:
1425–75; late ME < L inquīrere to search out, investigate =in-in-2+quaerere to seek; r. ME enqueren < OF enquerre < ML *inquarere
ask, inquire, enquire(verb)
"I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
wonder, inquire, enquire(verb)
have a wish or desire to know something
"He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
I wanted to inquire about the job.; A woman called to inquire whether we were hiring.
To ask (about something).
To make an inquiry or an investigation.
to ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries
to seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knoledge; to make examination
to ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting
to call or name
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