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
If your friend is pushy enough to inquire, thank her for providing the list — and leave it at that.Miss Manners: Family visit becomes one big project|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
On two occasions, neighbors have approached George when he is outside our house and inquired as to his availability to do jobs for them.Miss Manners: Handyman can’t do it all — at least not well|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
For example, if someone says, “I want this cop to go to prison,” we need to inquire after that.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition|Fabiola Cineas|October 30, 2020|Vox
Because of our friendship and several high-level conversations over the years, Ryan recently approached our organization to inquire about the possibility of purchasing the Utah Jazz and some of our other sports and entertainment properties.The Utah Jazz will have a new owner for the first time in 35 years|Ben Golliver|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
Also, inquire about what you can do to extend your miles’ expiration date.How to utilize your frequent flyer miles this year even if you’re not buying plane tickets|Rachel King|October 10, 2020|Fortune
Peter inquires, apparently inquiring if the cop is a good shot.
The Air Force did not respond to inquires about the incident.
In the meantime, Stockman's spokesman again didn't respond to inquires from The Daily Beast.
The magazine received over 200 serious inquires about the school.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career|Paul Slansky|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The animated actress bops to Frank Ocean and Rihanna, acting remarkably coy when Talley inquires into her Oscars dress.Justin Timberlake’s New Fashion-y Song, Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne’s Racy Shoot|The Fashion Beast Team|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Irish Peasantry are idle, the English say truly enough; but who inquires whether there is any work within their reach?Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He anxiously inquires of the first person he meets—probably a negro—if the woods are on fire.
How, he inquires, can we seize the thread of the progress of the human mind?Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)|John Morley
A bystander inquires what has become of the nose of the bust?Art in England|Dutton Cook
She hastens to Pohjola and inquires of Louhi what has become of him (1-100).Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)|Anonymous
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