[ US /ɪnˈkwaɪɝ/ ]
[ UK /ɛnkwˈa‍ɪ‍ə/ ]
  1. have a wish or desire to know something
    He wondered who had built this beautiful church
  2. address a question to and expect an answer from
    The children asked me about their dead grandmother
    Ask your teacher about trigonometry
    He had to ask directions several times
    I inquired about their special today
  3. conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady
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How To Use enquire In A Sentence

  • During war, the right of postliminy can only be claimed in the tribunals of the belligerent powers, and not in the courts of neutrals; for by a general law of nations, neutrals have no right to enquire into any captures, except such as are an infringement of their own neutrality. [ The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping
  • But when the therapist starts to enquire how they react to the problems at home a difference in opinion may be revealed.
  • Mr Kehoe concluded by saying that every farmer should enquire regarding the payment terms and insist on payment on the day.
  • You'd get more truth out of the national enquirer than any news network these days. Networks respond to false Fox ad
  • Holden looked at me quizzically, but did not enquire further. ANTI-ICE
  • The first question that occurs to the enlightened enquirer, when he learns that the functions of the brain have been positively determined by experiment, is whether the cranioscopy of Gall and Spurzheim was successful in locating the cerebral functions, and how nearly their inferences from development correspond with the revelations of experiment. Buchanan's Journal of Man, October 1887 Volume 1, Number 9
  • Stevie and Mikie had been known to enquire whether they were in fact changelings, as they looked nothing like any known relative on either side.
  • A Spears family spy tells The National Enquirer: They know it’s going to be a girl, and Casey likes the name Hallie while Jamie Lynn wants Kaylynne of Karlynne. Jamie Lynn Spears Tells Casey Aldridge: “You’re Not My Baby’s Daddy”
  • Bond noticed that he had not enquired his own name and finally volunteered with downcast eye, ‘My name is Gerda.’
  • God is angry with them, and contends with them, and they are full of that only, and take no notice of his wise and gracious designs in afflicting them, never enquire wherefore he contends with them, and therefore nothing appears in them but anger at Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
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