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  • 1 inquire into — (something) to try to discover the facts or truth of something. She thought the committee had no right to inquire into her politics. Related vocabulary: look into something …

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  • 2 inquire into — I verb analyze, canvass, check, conduct an inquiry, consider, delve into, examine, explore, ferret out, hear, hold an inquiry, institute an inquiry, interrogate, investigate, monitor, probe, pry, pursue, query, question, reconnoiter, research,… …

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  • 3 inquire into — in ˈquire ˌinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they inquire into he/she/it inquires into present participle inquiring into …

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  • 4 inquire into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms inquire into : present tense I/you/we/they inquire into he/she/it inquires into present participle inquiring into past tense inquired into past participle inquired into inquire into something to ask questions… …

    English dictionary

  • 5 inquire into — Synonyms and related words: comment upon, criticize, deal with, descant, discourse, discuss, dissert, dissertate, entertain, go into, handle, investigate, look into, probe, prospect, remark upon, review, see about, sift, sleep upon, survey, take… …

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  • 6 inquire into — investigate, look into, ask about …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 7 inquire into — Examine, investigate, sift, canvass, follow up, look into …

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  • 8 inquire into something — inquire into (something) to try to discover the facts or truth of something. She thought the committee had no right to inquire into her politics. Related vocabulary: look into something …

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  • 9 inquire into systematically — index investigate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 inquire into sth — UK US inquire into sth Phrasal Verb with inquire({{}}(UK also enquire) /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ verb [I] ► to try to discover the facts about something: »Officers of the City of London Fraud Squad are inquiring into the affairs of the company …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse — The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (CICA) is one of a range of measures introduced by the Irish Government to investigate the extent and effects of abuse on children from 1936 onwards. It is commonly known in Ireland as the Ryan… …

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  • 12 Inquire — In*quire , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inquiring}.] [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqu[ e]rir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in in + quarere to seek. See {Quest} a seeking, and cf. {Inquiry}.] [Written also… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 inquire — in|quire enquire [ınˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere to look for ] to ask someone for information ▪ Why are you doing that? the boy inquired. inquire about… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 inquire — in|quire [ ın kwaır ] verb intransitive or transitive * to ask someone for information about something: inquire about: Why don t you telephone the theater and inquire about tickets? inquire whether/why/when etc.: I am writing to inquire whether… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 inquire — especially BrE enquire verb (I, T) verb (I, T) 1 to ask someone for information: “Are you getting married?” the television interviewer inquired. (+ about): I am writing to inquire about your advertisement in The Times. | inquire whether/why/how… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inquire — inquirable, adj. inquirer, n. /in kwuyeur /, v., inquired, inquiring. v.i. 1. to seek information by questioning; ask: to inquire about a person. 2. to make investigation (usually fol. by into): to inquire into the incident. v.t. 3. to seek to… …

    Universalium

  • 17 inquire — [[t]ɪnkwa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] inquires, inquiring, inquired also enquire 1) VERB If you inquire about something, you ask for information about it. [FORMAL] [V with quote] Is something wrong? he enquired... [V of n with …

    English dictionary

  • 18 inquire */ — UK [ɪnˈkwaɪə(r)] / US [ɪnˈkwaɪr] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms inquire : present tense I/you/we/they inquire he/she/it inquires present participle inquiring past tense inquired past participle inquired to ask someone for information… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 inquire — in•quire [[t]ɪnˈkwaɪər[/t]] also enquire v. quired, quir•ing 1) to seek information by questioning; ask: to inquire about a person[/ex] 2) to make investigation (usu. fol. by into): to inquire into the incident[/ex] 3) to seek to learn by asking …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 inquire — Synonyms and related words: ask, ask a question, ask about, ask questions, be curious, bring into question, burn with curiosity, catechize, demand, dig around for, dig up, enquire, examine, explore, gape, gawk, inquire into, inquire of, inspect,… …

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