enquire
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ɪŋˈkwaɪɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪŋˈkwaɪə/
Verb

enquire (enquires, present participle enquiring; past and past participle enquired)

  1. (intransitive) To make an enquiry.
    He enquired about the availability of rental bicycles in the town.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To ask about (something).
    • 1644, John Milton, The Doctrine or Discipline of Divorce:
      Having thus at length enquired the truth concerning Law and dispense.
    • And all obey and few enquire his will.
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