inquire

The verb inquire means "to ask for information." If you wonder about how the world began, you inquire about its origin.

Inquire comes from the Latin combination of words in, meaning "into" and quærere, meaning "ask, seek." When you inquire, you look into something. You might ask a question, like inquiring if the bakery is hiring any cake decorators. Inquire can also mean "to conduct an investigation." No matter how you do it, when you inquire, you seek answers.

Definitions of inquire
1

v conduct an inquiry or investigation of

inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady”
Synonyms:
enquire, investigate
Types:
spy
secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage
Type of:
examine, probe
question or examine thoroughly and closely

v have a wish or desire to know something

Synonyms:
enquire, wonder
Types:
request
inquire for (information)
seek
inquire for
Type of:
query, question
pose a question

v inquire about

Synonyms:
ask, enquire
ask
direct or put; seek an answer to
ask
address a question to and expect an answer from
Types:
pry
be nosey
confer with, consult
get or ask advice from
Type of:
communicate, intercommunicate
transmit thoughts or feelings

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