"inquire" in the verb sense
1. ask, inquire, enquire
address a question to and expect an answer from
"Ask your teacher about trigonometry"
"The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
"I inquired about their special today"
"He had to ask directions several times"
2. wonder, inquire, enquire
have a wish or desire to know something
"He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
3. investigate, inquire, enquire
conduct an inquiry or investigation of
"The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"
"inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"
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