Inquire meaning

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To ask, especially politely or formally.

The host inquired why we were leaving so soon.

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Inquire is defined as to look into something, to ask a question or to ask for information.

An example of inquire is when you ask what time it is.

An example of inquire is when scientists study the truth behind global warming.

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To seek information by asking a question.

Inquired about prices.

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To seek information; ask a question or questions.
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To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze.

Economists inquiring whether markets behave differently during a recession.

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To carry out an examination or investigation.
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(US) To ask (about something).
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To make an inquiry or an investigation.
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To seek information about.

To inquire the way.

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To make an inquiry or investigation.

Inquire into the extent of the corruption.

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inquire after
  • to pay respects by asking about the health of
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inquire for
  • to ask to see (someone)
  • to try to get by asking
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

inquire for

Origin of inquire

  • Middle English enquiren from Old French enquerre from Vulgar Latin inquaerere alteration of Latin inquīrere in- into in–2 quaerere to seek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin inquīrō (“to seek for”). Displaced Middle English enqueren (from Old French enquerre, of the same source) and native Old English speir (“ask, inquire”).

    From Wiktionary