from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To seek information by asking a question.
- intransitive verb To make an inquiry or investigation.
- intransitive verb To ask, especially politely or formally: synonym: ask.
- intransitive verb To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Inquiry; search; investigation.
- To search for; seek out; make investigation concerning.
- To ask about (a thing or person); seek knowledge of by asking.
- To call; name.
- To ask of; question.
- Synonyms Ask, Inquire, Question, etc. See
- To seek for knowledge or information; make inquisition or investigation; use means for discovering or learning something.
- To ask for information; seek knowledge of something by asking a question or questions: as, I will inquire about it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting.
- transitive verb obsolete To call or name.
- intransitive verb To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries.
- intransitive verb To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knowledge; to make examination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb US To
- verb To make an
inquiryor an investigation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb have a wish or desire to know something
- verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
- verb inquire about
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Any knowledge that I inquire is from the limited public sources that the APD can't suppress or intimidate.
I was instructed to inquire from the German Government as to whether a German submarine had sunk the Sussex.
I was instructed to inquire from the German Government as to whether a German submarine had sunk the _Sussex_.
"My dear sir – you are the most extraordinary – may I again inquire your reasons?"
"Of what would my sweet cousin inquire?" asked Murray, partaking her agitation.
If you doubt my word inquire of Mr Sidney or Lady Mary. '
Greeks, we again inquire into the fate of Rome, 58 which had reached, about the close of the sixth century, the lowest period of her depression.
That’s entirely up to the producer and calling the producer to inquire is not usually a good idea.
To doubt is heresy -- to inquire is to admit that you do not know -- the church does neither.
Under the authority of this analogy we may be permitted to inquire, which is the grandest display of the Divine power, — the creation of natural or of spiritual light?