Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Variant of inquire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To ask (about something).
  • v. To make an enquiry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. See inquire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. See inquire, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. have a wish or desire to know something
  • v. conduct an inquiry or investigation of
  • v. inquire about

Etymologies

Old French enquerre, from en- + querre ("to search, to look for"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For example by tacit consent the House often sits a few minutes after the prescribed closing hour, to enquire from the Prime Minister, or the House Leader acting for him, as to the business of the next day.

    The House of Commons from the Speaker's Chair

  • When ever you visit Kingsbridge again enquire for a clergyman there, usher to a school. his name is Lightfoot. he was a fellow collegian of mine & a very dear friend, whom I have not now seen for three years, but with whom I occasionally correspond.

    Letter 231

  • It is chimerical to enquire which is the better system; it would be difficult to decide which is the worse.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Maybe I should ''enquire'' about that section of the ''Enquirer'', just to see if they have edited it.

    Enquirer Punishes Blog Readers Instead of Pro-Pepper Employee

  • He laments that this good counsel, which was so rational in itself and so proper for them, could not find acceptance: "But they said, We will not walk therein, not only we will not be at the pains to enquire which is the good way, the good old way; but when it is told us, and we have nothing to say to the contrary but that it is the right way, yet we will not deny ourselves and our humours so far as to walk in it."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • We are looking for someone to develop a e-commerce extension to our existing website. the ecommerce portion to be develop would be parked in a/store directory and accessed through the collections in the existing website there is currently a "enquire" button that currently allows customers to contact the company through a online form, this button would link to associated inventoried item. with shopping cart and wish list integrated - we would also like to use the ecommerce platform to manage our inventory of raw materials.

    Freelancer.com - New Projects

  • You would probably, if you saw me, enquire if my mind was still running on new subjects for the Muse?

    Letter 294

  • We heard about multimillion pound pay-offs to phone-hack victims that apparently didn't come to the attention of either Murdoch -- even though Murdoch pere is a notorious control-freak who phones his editors frequently just to enquire "what's happening?"

    Martin Lewis: A Big Pile of Murdoch: The Ultimate Legacy of Rupert Merde...

  • I enquire about Abhay Sahoo, the leader of the anti-Posco protests.

    Can Posco Cross The India Barrier?

  • Therefore, we must enquire who are the best Guardians of their own conviction.

    Jon Heavey: Follow the Money

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