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inquire (v.)

c. 1300, enqueren, anqueren, "to ask (a question), ask about, ask for (specific information); learn or find out by asking, seek information or knowledge; to conduct a legal or official investigation (into an alleged offense)," from Old French enquerre "ask, inquire about" (Modern French enquérir) and directly from Medieval Latin inquerere, from in- "into" (from PIE root *en "in") + Latin quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)), in place of classical Latin inquirere "seek after, search for, examine, scrutinize." The English word was respelled 14c. on the Latin model, but half-Latinized enquire persists. Related: Inquired; inquiring.

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Definitions of inquire from WordNet

inquire (v.)
address a question to and expect an answer from;
I inquired about their special today
Synonyms: ask / enquire
inquire (v.)
have a wish or desire to know something;
Synonyms: wonder / enquire
inquire (v.)
conduct an inquiry or investigation of;
inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady
Synonyms: investigate / enquire
From wordnet.princeton.edu