inquire

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (GA) IPA: /ɪnˈkwaɪɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈkwaɪə/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
inquire

Third-person singular
inquires

Past tense
inquired

Past participle
inquired

Present participle
inquiring

  1. If you inquire about something, you ask about it.
    I was telling everybody that inquired about him that he was dead.
    If anyone inquires about it, I just won't answer.
  2. If you inquire into something, you investigate it.
    In order to move forward you need to inquire into the nature of the problem.
    They wanted to inquire into whether our views had changed.

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