- ask; inquire (used to introduce or suggest a question).
- a query or question.
Origin of quaere
1525–35; < Latin, 2nd person singular imperative of quaerere to seek, ask
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Examples from the Web for quaere
Quaere—he wrote his own life which Mr. Ashmole hath and is dedicated to him.
He lies interred in St. Martin's church: quaere if his tombe is erected.
And he there made those excellent verses of the Trouper (quaere).
He returned into England, October (about the middle) 1684—quaere diem.
Quaere if I have inserted his irrigation in the spring showres.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
- a query or question
- ask or inquire: used esp to introduce a question
C16: Latin, imperative of quaerere to inquire
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Word Origin and History for quaere
Latin imperative of quaerere "to ask, inquire" (see query (v.)). Hence "one may ask" (1530s) as an introduction to a question.
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