What does inquire mean?

Definitions for inquire
ɪnˈkwaɪərin·quire

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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. wonder, inquire, enquire(verb)

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. inquire(Verb)

    To ask (about something).

  2. inquire(Verb)

    To make an inquiry or an investigation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inquire(verb)

    to ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries

    Etymology: [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqurir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in- in + quarere to seek. See Quest a seeking, and cf. Inquiry.]

  2. Inquire(verb)

    to seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knoledge; to make examination

    Etymology: [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqurir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in- in + quarere to seek. See Quest a seeking, and cf. Inquiry.]

  3. Inquire(verb)

    to ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting

    Etymology: [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqurir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in- in + quarere to seek. See Quest a seeking, and cf. Inquiry.]

  4. Inquire(verb)

    to call or name

    Etymology: [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqurir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in- in + quarere to seek. See Quest a seeking, and cf. Inquiry.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inquire

    in-kwīr′, v.i. to ask a question: to make an investigation.—v.t. to ask about: to make an examination regarding: (Spens.) to call.—n. (Shak.) a seeking for information.—ns. Inquirā′tion (Dickens), inquiry; Inquiren′do (law), an authority to inquire; Inquir′er.—adj. Inquir′ing, given to inquiry.—adv. Inquir′ingly.—n. Inquir′y, act of inquiring: search for knowledge: investigation; a question.—Writ of inquiry, a writ appointing an inquest. [Fr.,—L. inquirĕrein, in, quærĕre, quæsitum, to seek.]

Editors Contribution

  1. inquire

    A desire to know.

    They did inquire about their neighbours as they cared.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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How to say inquire in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquire in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of inquire in a Sentence

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    It is time for the Senate to inquire about corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine, therefore I will offer to Mr. Giuliani the opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to inform the committee of his concerns.

  2. Arabic Proverb:

    Inquire about your neighbour before you build, and about your companions before you travel.

  3. Baba Faiz:

    I write those who seek, I write those who inquire and most importantly, I write those who love.

  4. Nathan M. Pusey:

    We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar-that is, a person who continues to learn and inquire-can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide.

  5. Swami Sivanada:

    Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.

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