Definition of Inquire

1. Verb. Inquire about. "They inquire whether there was a traffic accident"; "He had to ask directions several times"

Exact synonyms: Ask, Enquire
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Related verbs: Ask, Ask
Specialized synonyms: Pry, Confer With, Consult
Derivative terms: Asker, Enquirer, Enquiry, Inquirer, Inquiring, Inquiry



2. Verb. Have a wish or desire to know something. "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
Exact synonyms: Enquire, Wonder
Generic synonyms: Query, Question
Specialized synonyms: Request
Derivative terms: Inquisitive, Inquisitive, Wonder, Wonderer

3. Verb. Conduct an inquiry or investigation of. "They inquire whether there was a traffic accident"; "Inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"

Definition of Inquire

1. v. i. To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries.

2. v. t. To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting.

Definition of Inquire

1. Verb. (American English) To ask (about something). ¹

2. Verb. To make an inquiry or an investigation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inquire

1. to ask about [v -QUIRED, -QUIRING, -QUIRES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inquire

inquietation
inquieted
inquieting
inquietness
inquiets
inquietude
inquietudes
inquiline
inquiline parasite
inquilines
inquinate
inquination
inquinations
inquirable
inquirance
inquire (current term)
inquire after
inquire of
inquired
inquirent
inquirer
inquirers
inquires
inquiries
inquiring
inquiringly
inquiry
inquiry agent
inquisible
inquisition

Literary usage of Inquire

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1. The history of England from the Revolution to the death of George the second by Tobias George Smollett (1848)
"THE COMMONS inquire INTO THE ABUSES WHICH HAD CREPT INTO THE ARMY. — THEY EXPEL AND PROSECUTE SOME OF THEIR ... THEY inquire INTO THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE. ..."

2. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"resources, and perfectly ignorant where else to inquire, or what else to <la From that time to this, she had remained in total ignorance of the cause cf ..."

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