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English definition of “inquire into sth”

inquire into sth

formal (UK also enquire into sth)
verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with inquire (UK also enquire)   /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us    /-ˈkwaɪr/
to try to discover the facts about something: When the authorities inquired into his background, they found he had a criminal record.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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