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enquire

[en-kwahyuh r] /ɛnˈkwaɪər/
verb (used with or without object), enquired, enquiring.
1.
Related forms
unenquired, adjective
unenquiring, adjective
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  • He enquired, when Bunyan was brought in, how many arms had been found at the meeting.

    Bunyan

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

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  • 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
  • I addressed the usual compliments to her and enquired after her mother.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • I enquired at my hotel for that in which Charles Strickland was living.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • When I enquired who she was, I found she was a woman whom I had visited some time before.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
  • He enquired if there was nothing he could do for her, and she said no.

  • In a few moments, he turned to them again, and enquired if everything was to their mind.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth
British Dictionary definitions for enquired

enquire

/ɪnˈkwaɪə/
verb
1.
a variant of inquire
Derived Forms
enquirer, noun
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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.

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