verb (used without object), in·quired, in·quir·ing.
verb (used with object), in·quired, in·quir·ing.
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Origin of inquire
synonym study for inquire
OTHER WORDS FROM inquirein·quir·a·ble, adjectivein·quir·er, nounre·in·quire, verb, re·in·quired, re·in·quir·ing.un·in·quired, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inquireinquirer , inquisitor
Example sentences from the Web for inquire
On a whim, he went in and inquired about whether it was on the market.
When I inquired about Sara al Jumaili, an Iraqi friend told me, “We took care of that problem.”
Baum inquired about whether Valle had ever actually met or even spoken on the phone with any of those he chatted with online.
The orator bustled up to him, and drawing him partly aside, inquired “on which side he voted?”
The judge then inquired if Katz was asked about the matter in his deposition.Noreen Harrington: The Mets’ Madoff Whistle-Blower|Michael Daly|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The man replied in the negative, and she then inquired for Sir Philip, asking to see him.
In his old age when his health was inquired after, he is reported to have replied, I keep hanging on, hanging on.The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2|Arthur Griffiths
Mr. Dawson inquired if the same rules that applied to the House, did not also apply to Committees of the Whole?Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Hector inquired of the two men whom he had placed on guard there.Won by the Sword|G.A. Henty
Sumner sat with his head bowed, when a comrade approaching and seeing that something was troubling him, inquired the cause.The Story of a Confederate boy in the Civil War|David E. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for inquire
- to seek information; askshe inquired his age; she inquired about rates of pay
- (foll by of) to ask (a person) for informationI'll inquire of my aunt when she is coming