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enquire

[ en-kwahyuhr ]
/ 蓻n藞kwa瑟r /
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verb (used with or without object), en路quired, en路quir路ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM enquire

un路en路quired, adjectiveun路en路quir路ing, adjective
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ENQUIRE VS. INQUIRE

What's the difference between聽enquire and inquire?

Enquire and inquire mean the same thing: to ask, to seek information, or to investigate. Enquire is a less common variant of inquire.

Their noun forms鈥enquiry and inquiry鈥攁lso have the same meanings: a question, an investigation, a request for information, or the process of seeking information.

Both inquire and enquire are somewhat formal. Some speakers of British English may use both words, preferring enquire in contexts that are less formal. In the U.S., enquire is rarely used.

Here鈥檚 an example of enquire used correctly in a sentence.

Example: I鈥檓 calling to enquire about the open position.

Inquire could be used in this sentence in the same exact way.

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Enquire and inquire have the same meaning.

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British Dictionary definitions for enquire

enquire
/ (瑟n藞kwa瑟蓹) /

verb
a variant of inquire

Derived forms of enquire

enquirer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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