Dictionary.com

quaere

[ kweer-ee ]
/ ˈkwɪər i /
Archaic.
Save This Word!

verb (imperative)
ask; inquire (used to introduce or suggest a question).
noun
a query or question.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of quaere

1525–35; <Latin, 2nd person singular imperative of quaerere to seek, ask
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use quaere in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for quaere

quaere
/ (ˈkwɪərɪ) rare /

noun
a query or question
interjection
ask or inquire: used esp to introduce a question

Word Origin for quaere

C16: Latin, imperative of quaerere to inquire
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK