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[en-kwahyuh r] /ɛnˈkwaɪər/
verb (used with or without object), enquired, enquiring.
Related forms
unenquired, adjective
unenquiring, adjective Unabridged
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  • The damsel replied, weeping, that she had lost her company in the wood and enquired how near she was to Anagni.

  • And you, Victorine,” enquired Dorsain, “wherefore are you not there?

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

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • Mrs. Plinth enquired, still distrustful of Mrs. Roby's thoroughness.

    Xingu Edith Wharton
  • I enquired if he had killed the people belonging to her; and was told, that there was no man in her when she was captured.

  • Further he enquired our Captain's name and whither wee were bound.

  • He enquired and found his way to the house of grief, and there asked audience with its little heart-broken mistress.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • He enquired after you, and asked to be very kindly remembered to you.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • I enquired for the doctor as I stood in the hall; I thought the man seemed astonished that I should ask the question.

    Dead Man's Love Tom Gallon
  • And when I told them there weren't any, enquired for bears and panthers.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for enquired


a variant of inquire
Derived Forms
enquirer, noun
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Word Origin and History for enquired



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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