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1. inquiry

noun. ['ˌɪnˈkwaɪˌriː, ˈɪnkwəˌriː'] a search for knowledge.

Synonyms

  • empirical research
  • heraldry
  • research
  • probe
  • problem solving
  • experimentation
  • canvass
  • enquiry
  • public opinion poll
  • opinion poll
  • investigation
  • nature study
  • experiment

Antonyms

  • respond
  • come back
  • sass
  • call back

Etymology

  • enquery (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Inquiry

  • abare
  • accusatory
  • acrey
  • acri
  • adversary
  • aerie
  • agri
  • airey
  • airy
  • alarie
  • alatorre
  • albukhari
  • albury
  • aleatory
  • alegre
  • alfieri
  • alfre
  • alfrey
  • allegory
  • alsbury

Example sentences of the word inquiry


1. Noun, singular or mass
Determine which court or courts have jurisdiction over the couple that is the subject of your inquiry.

Quotes containing the word inquiry


1. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
- Sun Tzu

2. I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind.
- Edward Jenner

3. Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means...
- Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

2. inquiry

noun. ['ˌɪnˈkwaɪˌriː, ˈɪnkwəˌriː'] an instance of questioning.

Synonyms

  • interrogation
  • enquiry
  • inquiring
  • query
  • questioning

Antonyms

  • state
  • field
  • repay
  • retort

Etymology

  • enquery (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. inquiry

noun. ['ˌɪnˈkwaɪˌriː, ˈɪnkwəˌriː'] a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest.

Synonyms

  • inquest
  • enquiry
  • investigation
  • means test

Antonyms

  • certainty
  • incurious
  • uninquiring
  • trustful

Etymology

  • enquery (Middle English (1100-1500))
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