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

Historical Examples

  • Laches derides this; and Socrates enquires, 'What sort of intelligence?'



  • This, I presume, is the lady whose maiden name he enquires for.

  • Sancho sizes him up as a keen sahib, and enquires Quien sabe?

  • But this in no wise destroys the Utopian character of these enquires.

    Anarchism and Socialism

    George Plechanoff

  • "Consequently, discovering a fine day, he enquires what he shall kill," I put in.

    A Cabinet Secret

    Guy Boothby

British Dictionary definitions for enquires


  1. a variant of inquire
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Derived Formsenquirer, noun
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Word Origin and History for enquires



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

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