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inquire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinquirein‧quire, enquire /ɪnˈkwaɪə $ -ˈkwaɪr/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 ASK A QUESTIONto ask someone for information 🔊 ‘Why are you doing that?’ the boy inquired.inquire about 🔊 I am writing to inquire about your advertisement in ‘The Times’.inquire whether/why/how etc 🔊 The waiter inquired whether we would like to sit near the window.inquire something of somebody 🔊 ‘Where’s the station?’ she inquired of a passer-by. 🔊 Toby would have liked to inquire further (=ask more questions).see thesaurus at askinquirer noun [countable] inquire after somebody/something inquire into something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
inquire"Did you ever raise money illegally?" the interviewer inquired.Several people have phoned the personnel department to inquire about the position.We inquired at all the hotels in town, but we couldn't find Carol anywhere.We rang the hospital again to inquire how the old man was.inquire furtherArthur inquired further and relayed his findings.Toby would have liked to inquire further, but had feared a snub at his age and inexperience.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinquirein‧quire /ɪnˈkwaɪə-ˈkwaɪr/ (also enquire) verb [intransitive]1to ask someone for informationinquire aboutHundreds of prospective buyers have inquired about the auction.inquire whether/ when/why etcEmployers may not inquire whether an applicant has a disability.inquirer noun [countable]Make sure you get the inquirer’s name and address.2inquire within used on notices, especially in shop windows, to mean that you can find out more about something insideVacancies — inquire within.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
inquire
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinquire
he, she, itinquires
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinquired
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave inquired
he, she, ithas inquired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad inquired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill inquire
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have inquired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam inquiring
he, she, itis inquiring
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you, we, theyare inquiring
Past
I, he, she, itwas inquiring
you, we, theywere inquiring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been inquiring
he, she, ithas been inquiring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been inquiring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be inquiring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been inquiring
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