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query

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwɪə.ri/ us    /ˈkwɪr.i/
B2 a question, often expressing doubt about something or looking for an answer from an authority: If you have any queries about your treatment, the doctor will answer them.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity

query

verb [T] uk   /ˈkwɪə.ri/ us    /ˈkwɪr.i/
to ask questions, especially in order to check if something is true: A few students have queried their marks. [+ question word] She queried whether three months was long enough. [+ speech] "Any chance of a cup of tea?" he queried hopefully.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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