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inquire


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  {enquire}.] 
  1.  To  ask  a  question;  to  seek  for  truth  or  information  by 
  putting  queries. 
 
  We  will  call  the  damsel,  and  inquire.  --Gen.  xxiv. 
  57. 
 
  Then  David  inquired  of  the  Lord  yet  again  And  the 
  Lord  answered  him  --1  Sam. 
  xxiii.  4. 
 
  2.  To  seek  to  learn  anything  by  recourse  to  the  proper  means 
  of  knoledge;  to  make  examination. 
 
  And  inquire  Gladly  into  the  ways  of  God  with  man. 
  --Miltom. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  followed  by  of  before  the  person  asked; 
  as  to  inquire  of  a  neighbor.  It  is  followed  by 
  concerning,  after  or  about  before  the  subject  of 
  inquiry;  as  his  friends  inquired  about  or  concerning 
  his  welfare.  ``Thou  dost  not  inquire  wisely  concerning 
  this.''  --Eccl.  vii.  10.  It  is  followed  by  into  when 
  search  is  made  for  particular  knowledge  or  information; 
  as  to  inquire  into  the  cause  of  a  sudden  death.  It  is 
  followed  by  for  or  after  when  a  place  or  person  is 
  sought,  or  something  is  missing.  ``Inquire  in  the  house 
  of  Judas  for  one  called  Saul  of  Tarsus.''  --Acts  ix 
  11. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inquire  \In*quire"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  ask  about  to  seek  to  know  by  asking;  to  make 
  examination  or  inquiry  respecting. 
 
  Having  thus  at  length  inquired  the  truth  concerning 
  law  and  dispense.  --Milton. 
 
  And  all  obey  and  few  inquire  his  will  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  call  or  name  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  ask  question.  See  {Question}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inquire 
  v  1:  inquire  about  "I  asked  about  their  special  today";  "He  had 
  to  ask  directions  several  times"  [syn:  {ask},  {enquire}] 
  2:  have  a  wish  or  desire  to  know  something  "He  wondered  who 
  had  built  this  beautiful  church"  [syn:  {wonder}] 




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