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1. enquire

verb. ['ɪnˈkwaɪɝ'] inquire about.

Synonyms

  • consult
  • pry
  • ask
  • confer with
  • communicate
  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • forfeit

Etymology

  • enquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inquirere (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word enquire


1. Verb, base form
Contact the company to enquire about its manufacturing facilities.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Also, for temporary use, enquire about anti-anxiety medicines for getting the crestfallen little one back on track.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Avoid overhead lines and enquire about underground utilities.

Quotes containing the word enquire


1. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and at the backs of books in libraries.
- Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson Including a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Vol 2

2. enquire

verb. ['ɪnˈkwaɪɝ'] have a wish or desire to know something.

Synonyms

  • question
  • wonder
  • query
  • request

Antonyms

  • stiffen
  • obviate
  • excommunicate
  • answer

Etymology

  • enquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inquirere (Latin)

3. enquire

verb. ['ɪnˈkwaɪɝ'] conduct an inquiry or investigation of.

Synonyms

  • probe
  • examine
  • spy
  • investigate

Etymology

  • enquerre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • inquirere (Latin)
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