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1. inquire

verb. ['ˌɪnˈkwaɪr'] inquire about.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • forfeit

Etymology

  • inquiro (Latin)

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How do you pronounce inquire?

Pronounce inquire as ˌɪnkˈwaɪr.

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Example sentences of the word inquire


1. Verb, base form
Check in with a local ranger station to inquire about road and trail conditions before beginning your journey.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
I recommend it to those who inquire about my success.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Call the phone number and inquire about the card status.

Quotes containing the word inquire


1. You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.
- Giovanni Boccaccio

2. Man's right to know, to learn, to inquire, to make bona fide errors, to investigate human emotions must, by all means, be safe, if the word "freedom"should ever be more than an empty political slogan.
- Wilhelm Reich

3. Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither.
- Robert G. Ingersoll, Thomas Paine From 'The Gods and Other Lectures'

2. inquire

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

Synonyms

  • question
  • wonder
  • query
  • request

Antonyms

  • stiffen
  • obviate
  • excommunicate
  • answer

Etymology

  • inquiro (Latin)

3. inquire

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

Synonyms

  • probe
  • examine
  • spy
  • investigate

Etymology

  • inquiro (Latin)
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