inquire ( inquires 3rd person present) ( inquiring present participle) ( inquired past tense & past participle ) , enquire
1 verb If you inquire about something, you ask for information about it.
FORMAL `Is something wrong?' he enquired... V with quote
`Who are you?' he enquired of the first man... V of n with quote
I rang up to inquire about train times... V about n
He inquired whether there had been any messages for him... V wh
He was so impressed that he inquired the young shepherd's name. V n, Also V for n, V of n wh, V
2 verb If you inquire into something, you investigate it carefully.
Inspectors were appointed to inquire into the affairs of the company. V into n/wh inquire after phrasal verb If you inquire after someone, you ask how they are or what they are doing.
Elsie called to inquire after my health. V P n (not pron)
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 ask, query, question, request information, seek information
2 inquire conduct an inquiry, examine, explore, inspect, investigate, look into, make inquiry, probe, research, scrutinize, search
1 examine, explore, inspect, investigate, look into, make inquiries, probe, research, scrutinize, search
2 enquire ask, query, question, request information, seek information
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