Definition of Enquire

1. Verb. Inquire about. "They enquire whether there was a traffic accident"; "He had to ask directions several times"

Exact synonyms: Ask, Inquire
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Related verbs: Ask, Ask
Specialized synonyms: Pry, Confer With, Consult
Derivative terms: Asker, Enquirer, Enquiry, Inquirer, Inquiring, Inquiry



2. Verb. Conduct an inquiry or investigation of. "They enquire whether there was a traffic accident"; "Inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"

3. Verb. Have a wish or desire to know something. "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
Exact synonyms: Inquire, Wonder
Generic synonyms: Query, Question
Specialized synonyms: Request
Derivative terms: Inquisitive, Inquisitive, Wonder, Wonderer

Definition of Enquire

1. v. i. & t. See Inquire.

Definition of Enquire

1. Verb. To ask (about something). ¹

2. Verb. To make an enquiry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enquire

1. to inquire [v -QUIRED, -QUIRING, -QUIRES] - See also: inquire

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enquire

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enquire (current term)
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enrace
enraced
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Literary usage of Enquire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1836)
"Second Report from the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the Nature, Character, Extent, and Tendency of Orange Lodges, Associations or Societies in ..."

2. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly, Council of Safety (Conn.). (1876)
"Resolved by this Assembly, that Nathaniel Stanly, Esqr, and William Pitkin, Esqr, be a committee, at the cost of the memorialists, to enquire into the ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1883)
"Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the constitution and working of the Ecclesiastical Courts : Vol. I. Tiie Commission—The Report—Minutes ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1886)
"First and Second Reports of the Royal Commission appointed to enquire into the Depression of Trade and Industry, London, 1886. 2. Burma and t/te Barmans. ..."

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