- inquire after,
Origin of inquiring
verb (used without object), in·quired, in·quir·ing.
verb (used with object), in·quired, in·quir·ing.
Origin of inquire
Examples from the Web for inquiring
A shriek of glee briefly broke out across the Web as inquiring minds tried to deduce who was the lucky lady.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She begged their father to contact him, refusing to relent until he sent an inquiring telegram.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Employers are inquiring about it and brokers and consultants are advocating for it.
He tried to coax the distraught girl out of silence, inquiring about her school and family life, but her replies were clipped.How One Sex Abuse Case Tore Apart the Williamsburg Hasidim|Allison Yarrow|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I'm inquiring whether Hillsdale will post video of the event in a publicly accessible channel.
The door-bell rang and Sargent recognized the voice of Daley, inquiring for him.The Cleverdale Mystery or, The Machine and its Wheels|W. A. Wilkins
His mother, almost running to keep up with his unconsciously quickened pace, cast pitiful looks at him, inquiring what it was.Salem Chapel, v.1/2|Mrs. Oliphant
As Pease started from his seat his inquiring glance met Fenno's.The Barrier|Allen French
Dan and Tom and Spencer looked at Bob and one another with inquiring eyes.Four Afloat|Ralph Henry Barbour
I looked with an inquiring glance at my father, who had examined Selim's horse a moment before.Hania|Henryk Sienkiewicz
- 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
Word Origin for inquire
late 13c., from Old French enquerre "ask, inquire about" (Modern French enquérir), from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, from Latin in- "into" (see in- (2)) + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half-Latinized enquire still persists. Related: Inquired; inquiring; inquiringly.