HyperDic: inquire

English > 3 senses of the word inquire:
VERBcommunicationinquire, ask, enquireaddress a question to and expect an answer from
cognitioninquire, wonder, enquirehave a wish or desire to know something
communicationinquire, investigate, enquireconduct an inquiry or investigation of
inquire > pronunciation
Soundsihnkway'r
Rhymesadmire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > inquire: 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 inquire whether there was a traffic accident
Synonymsask, enquire
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
Nounsinquirersomeone who asks a question
inquiringa request for information
inquiryan instance of questioning
English > inquire: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningHave a wish or desire to know something.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
Synonymswonder, enquire
Narrowerrequestinquire for (information)
Broaderquestion, querypose a question
Spanishinterrogar, ponderar, preguntarse, preguntar
Catalanpreguntar-se, preguntar
Adjectivesinquisitiveshowing curiosity
inquisitiveinquiring or appearing to inquire
English > inquire: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningConduct an inquiry or investigation of.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"
Synonymsinvestigate, enquire
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
Adjectivesinquisitiveinquiring or appearing to inquire
Nounsinquiringa request for information
inquirya systematic investigation of a matter of public interest

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