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enquire

[en-kwahyuh r]
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verb (used with or without object), en·quired, en·quir·ing.
  1. inquire.
Related formsun·en·quired, adjectiveun·en·quir·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for enquired

Historical Examples

  • He enquired, when Bunyan was brought in, how many arms had been found at the meeting.

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    James Anthony Froude

  • "Can you tell me—" he enquired of the first gentleman he met.

  • As soon as I was in his presence he enquired abruptly what my intentions were.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • He received it with many thanks, and enquired where I lived.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I went to the Theatre Francais in the evening, and enquired about Narbonne.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


British Dictionary definitions for enquired

enquire

verb
  1. a variant of inquire
Derived Formsenquirer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for enquired

enquire

v.

see inquire. An alternative form mainly used in sense of "to ask a question." Related: enquired; enquiring.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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