Meaning of “inquire into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"inquire into sth" in British English

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inquire into sth

formal UK also enquire into sth
phrasal verb with inquire UK also enquire uk /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us /ɪnˈkwaɪr/ verb [ I or T ]

to try to discover the facts about something:

When the authorities inquired into his background, they found he had a criminal record.

(Definition of “inquire into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inquire into sth" in Business English

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inquire into sth

phrasal verb with inquire UK also enquire uk /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us verb [ I ]

to try to discover the facts about something:

Officers of the City of London Fraud Squad are inquiring into the affairs of the company.

(Definition of “inquire into sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)