[ en-kwahyuhr ]
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verb (used with or without object),en·quired, en·quir·ing.

Other words from enquire

  • un·en·quired, adjective
  • un·en·quir·ing, adjective

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How to use enquire in a sentence

  • Professor Theobald gazed at Hadria with startled and enquiring eyes, when they met again.

  • She gave Mrs. Brookenham no time to resent her last note before enquiring if Nanda were to accompany the couple.

    The Awkward Age | Henry James
  • When she came to herself, she gazed wildly around the room, enquiring eagerly, Where is he?

    The Mysteries of Montreal | Charlotte Fuhrer
  • This appeared to satisfy them for the present, and after enquiring whether I was well treated in prison they dismissed me.

  • They were wide, enquiring, like the deer's brought face to face with the hunter in the green thickets.

    Six Women | Victoria Cross

British Dictionary definitions for enquire


/ (ɪnˈkwaɪə) /

  1. a variant of inquire

Derived forms of enquire

  • enquirer, noun

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