|Origin:||enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere 'to look for'|
in‧quire , enquire [intransitive and transitive] formal
'Why are you doing that?' the boy inquired.
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).
—inquirer noun [countable]
inquire after somebody/somethingphrasal verb
He called me aside to inquire after my daughter.
inquire into somethingphrasal verb
The investigation will inquire into the company's financial dealings.