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Verb: inquire  in'kwI(-u)r
  1. Address a question to and expect an answer from
    "I inquired about their special today";
    - ask, enquire [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Have a wish or desire to know something
    "He inquired who had built this beautiful church";
    - wonder, enquire [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady";
    - investigate, enquire [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: inquires, inquiring, inquired

Type of: communicate, examine, intercommunicate, probe, query, question