Definition of 'inquire'
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While at the reception the duke approached them and inquired about the school they were representing, before asking how many governors the school had. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Take the employee to one side and inquire about her general wellbeing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Skipper had a sharp and inquiring mind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My inquiring mind simply refused to conform. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was all part and parcel of his inquiring mind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Each of the dozen chapters focuses on a big question that inevitably occurs to the inquiring mind. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not that as a potential recruit to the union you are likely to be inquiring in the first place. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The inquiring mind he used to such good effect in the courtroom ranged over many interests and in avid reading. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She thinks this is because the nature of her job as a journalist means she has to have an inquiring mind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The room to the restaurant was a good ten-minute walk so we inquired about a mobility scooter. The Sun (2016)Manchester City have inquired about him in the past and will no doubt do so again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He put his inquiring, technical mind to good use in producing a masterpiece of a family tree. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His inquiring mind about mechanics led him to dismantle locks he found in various camps to see how they worked and how to open them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We inquired about an international player out of his team at the moment and his agent demanded 2million to persuade him to come! The Sun (2014)Our heads are bowed in shame and I have asked the sports minister to inquire about it. The Sun (2010)What, inquired our man proudly, had the agent seen him in? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The police are satisfied that there has been no impropriety,' he told one person who inquired. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is not only inquiring whether a person 's lifestyle is in tune with what they say; it is also asking about sacrifice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The second I had to call them to inquire about the detectives' absence. The Sun (2009)I called to inquire about changing it to part repayment, part interest-only. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'inquire'
British English: inquire /ɪnˈkwaɪə/ VERB
If you inquire about something, you ask for information about it.
`Is something wrong?' he inquired.
I rang up to inquire about train times.
- American English: inquire
- Arabic: يَسْأَلُ عَنْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: averiguar
- Chinese: 查究
- Croatian: upitati
- Czech: informovat se
- Danish: forespørge
- Dutch: navragen
- European Spanish: indagar
- Finnish: tiedustella
- French: demander
- German: erkundigen (sich)
- Greek: διευρενώ
- Italian: domandare
- Japanese: 尋ねる
- Korean: 문의하다
- Norwegian: forespørre
- Polish: dowiedzieć się
- European Portuguese: averiguar
- Romanian: a ancheta
- Russian: спрашивать
- Spanish: indagar
- Swedish: fråga
- Thai: ไต่ถาม
- Turkish: soruşturmak
- Ukrainian: запитувати
- Vietnamese: tìm hiểu
Definition of inquire from the Collins English Dictionary
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