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One entry found for inquire.
Main Entry: in·quire
Pronunciation: in-'kwI(-&)r
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): in·quired; in·quir·ing
Etymology: Middle English enquiren, from Anglo-French enquerre, from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, alteration of Latin inquirere, from in- + quaerere to seek
Date: 13th century
transitive verb
1 : to ask about <some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate -- Thomas Gray>
2 : to search into : INVESTIGATE
intransitive verb
1 : to put a question : seek for information by questioning <inquired about the horses>
2 : to make investigation or inquiry -- often used with into
synonym see ASK
- in·quir·er noun
- in·quir·ing·ly /-'kwI-ri[ng]-lE/ adverb
- inquire after : to ask about the health of
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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
\
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision

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