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 inquire inquire

verb

  • () address a question to and expect an answer from  ( ask, enquire, inquire )
    address a question to and expect an answer from
     Ask your teacher about trigonometry
    Ask your teacher about trigonometry
     The children asked me about their dead grandmother
    The children asked me about their dead grandmother
     I inquired about their special today
    I inquired about their special today
     He had to ask directions several times
    He had to ask directions several times
  • () have a wish or desire to know something  ( enquire, inquire, wonder )
    have a wish or desire to know something
     He wondered who had built this beautiful church
    He wondered who had built this beautiful church
  • conduct an inquiry or investigation of  ( enquire, inquire, investigate )
    conduct an inquiry or investigation of
     The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
     inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady
    inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady