[en-kwahyuh r]

verb (used with or without object), en·quired, en·quir·ing.

Related formsun·en·quired, adjectiveun·en·quir·ing, adjective
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Historical Examples of enquire

  • But we shall now leave them a little, and enquire after the subject of their conversation.

  • But how this might be it is not at present necessary for us to enquire.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Right;—and enquire for Mr. Frankton, and tell him who it is from.

  • And now let us enquire, what is the faculty in man which answers to imitation.

  • And should we not enquire what sort of knowledge has the power of effecting such a change?

British Dictionary definitions for enquire



a variant of inquire
Derived Formsenquirer, noun
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Word Origin and History for enquire

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

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