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enquire

[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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Related Words

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Historical Examples

  • He told me that a suspicious character had been hanging about the hall, enquiring for me.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • And yet this would hardly be matter to satisfy your enquiring mind.

    The Lyric

    John Drinkwater

  • He lighted a cigarette and looked at her with a faint, enquiring smile.

  • Were we not enquiring whether the second place belonged to pleasure or wisdom?

  • He got up, enquiring of his mother if she would swear to come up presently.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett


British Dictionary definitions for enquiring

enquire

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

enquire

v.

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

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