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"inquire" in British English

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inquireverb [I or T]

(UK also enquire) uk   /ɪnˈkwaɪər/  us   /-ˈkwaɪr/
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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(Definition of inquire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
(Definition of inquire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inquire" in Business English

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inquireverb [I]

( UK also enquire) uk   us   /ɪnˈkwaɪər/
to ​ask for ​information: inquire about sth Most ​callers are inquiring about ​traintimes and ​ticketprices.inquire what/whether/why Somebody might inquire whether other ​opportunities are ​available.
inquire within written on a ​notice on a ​building, especially in a ​shopwindow, ​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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