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"inquire" in British English

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inquireverb [I or T]

UK also enquire uk   /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us   /ɪnˈkwaɪr/
B2 to ask for information: Shall I inquire about the price of tickets? [+ question word] She called to inquire when her car would be ready. [+ speech] "Where are we going?" he inquired politely.

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inquireverb

also enquire us   /ɪnˈkwɑɪər/
to ask for information: [I] Officials from around the country have called to inquire about the program. [+ question word] Phil inquired whether I wanted to meet his roommate.
inquiring
adjective also enquiring us   /ɪnˈkwɑɪər·ɪŋ/
You have a very inquiring mind.
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inquireverb [I]

UK also enquire uk   /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ us  
to ask for information: inquire about sth Most callers are inquiring about train times and ticket prices.inquire what/whether/why Somebody might inquire whether other opportunities are available.
inquire within
written on a notice on a building, especially in a shop window, meaning that information can be found inside: Part-time chef required. Inquire within.
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(Definition of inquire from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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