Meaning of “inquire” in the English Dictionary

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

"inquire" in American English

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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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(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 /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)