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Meaning of inquire

in•quire

Pronunciation: (in-kwīr'), [key]
— v., -quired, -quir•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to seek information by questioning; ask: to inquire about a person.
  2. to make investigation (usually fol. by into): to inquire into the incident.
—v.t.
  1. to seek to learn by asking: to inquire a person's name.
  2. to seek.
  3. to question (a person).
  4. to ask about the state of health or condition of: Friends have been calling all morning to inquire after you.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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