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English definition of “query”

query

verb [T]     /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 wh ether 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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