[ kwes-chuhn ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃən /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to ask a question or questions.



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Idioms for question

Origin of question

First recorded in 1250–1300; (noun) Middle English questio(u)n, questiun, from Anglo-French questiun, Middle French question, from Latin quaestiōn- (stem of quaestiō ), equivalent to quaes-, stem of quaerere “to ask” + -tiōn- -tion; (verb) late Middle English, from Middle French questioner, derivative of the noun
12. See inquire.
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British Dictionary definitions for question

/ (ˈkwɛstʃən) /


verb (mainly tr)

questioner, noun
C13: via Old French from Latin quaestiō, from quaerere to seek
The question whether should be used rather than the question of whether or the question as to whether: this leaves open the question whether he acted correctly
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Idioms and Phrases with question


see ask a stupid question; beg the question; beside the point (question); beyond question; burning question; call in question; in question; leading question; loaded question; open question; out of the question; pop the question; rhetorical question; without question.

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