HyperDic: enquire

English > 3 senses of the word enquire:
VERBcommunicationenquire, ask, inquireaddress a question to and expect an answer from
communicationenquire, investigate, inquireconduct an inquiry or investigation of
cognitionenquire, wonder, inquirehave a wish or desire to know something
enquire > pronunciation
Soundsihnkway'er
Rhymesacquire ... wire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
English > enquire: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningaddress a question to and expect an answer from.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey enquire whether there was a traffic accident
Synonymsask, inquire
Narrowerconsult, confer withGet or ask advice from
interrogate, questionpose a series of questions to
pryBe nosey
question, querypose a question
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Similar toaskdirect or put
Spanishconsultar, informarse, inquirir, interrogar, investigar, pedir, preguntar, solicitar
Catalanpreguntar, sol·licitar
Nounsenquirersomeone who asks a question
enquiryan instance of questioning
English > enquire: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningConduct an inquiry or investigation of.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsinvestigate, inquire
Entailed byspy, stag, snoop, sleuthwatch, observe, or inquire secretly
NarrowerspySecretly collect sensitive or classified information
Broaderprobe, examineQuestion or examine thoroughly and closely
Spanishindagar, interrogar, investigar, preguntar
Catalanindagar, investigar, preguntar
Nounsenquirersomeone who asks a question
enquirya systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
English > enquire: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningHave a wish or desire to know something.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
Synonymswonder, inquire
Narrowerrequestinquire for (information)
Broaderquestion, querypose a question
Spanishinterrogar, ponderar, preguntarse, preguntar
Catalanpreguntar-se, preguntar

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