American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Variant of inquire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See inquire, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. See inquire.
- v. have a wish or desire to know something
- v. conduct an inquiry or investigation of
- v. inquire about
- Old French enquerre, from en- + querre ("to search, to look for"). (Wiktionary)
“For example by tacit consent the House often sits a few minutes after the prescribed closing hour, to enquire from the Prime Minister, or the House Leader acting for him, as to the business of the next day.”
“When ever you visit Kingsbridge again enquire for a clergyman there, usher to a school. his name is Lightfoot. he was a fellow collegian of mine & a very dear friend, whom I have not now seen for three years, but with whom I occasionally correspond.”
“It is chimerical to enquire which is the better system; it would be difficult to decide which is the worse.”
“Maybe I should ''enquire'' about that section of the ''Enquirer'', just to see if they have edited it.”
“He laments that this good counsel, which was so rational in itself and so proper for them, could not find acceptance: "But they said, We will not walk therein, not only we will not be at the pains to enquire which is the good way, the good old way; but when it is told us, and we have nothing to say to the contrary but that it is the right way, yet we will not deny ourselves and our humours so far as to walk in it.”
“We are looking for someone to develop a e-commerce extension to our existing website. the ecommerce portion to be develop would be parked in a/store directory and accessed through the collections in the existing website there is currently a "enquire" button that currently allows customers to contact the company through a online form, this button would link to associated inventoried item. with shopping cart and wish list integrated - we would also like to use the ecommerce platform to manage our inventory of raw materials.”
“You would probably, if you saw me, enquire if my mind was still running on new subjects for the Muse?”
“We heard about multimillion pound pay-offs to phone-hack victims that apparently didn't come to the attention of either Murdoch -- even though Murdoch pere is a notorious control-freak who phones his editors frequently just to enquire "what's happening?”
“I enquire about Abhay Sahoo, the leader of the anti-Posco protests.”
“Therefore, we must enquire who are the best Guardians of their own conviction.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘enquire’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
Protagonists and relevant words in the Book of Creation (Source: King James Bible)
On the model of insure/ensure.
"These are talking words," I announce. "You mean verbs that can be used for dialogue?" you ask. "That's right!" I agree.
Looking for tweets for enquire.