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inquire

verb /inˈkwaiə/
to ask
preguntar
He inquired the way to the art gallery She inquired what time the bus left.
(with about) to ask for information about
pedir información
They inquired about trains to London.
(with after) to ask for information about the state of (eg a person’s health)
preguntar por
He enquired after her mother.
(with for) to ask to see or talk to (a person)
preguntar por
Someone rang up inquiring for you, but you were out.
(with for) to ask for (goods in a shop etc)
preguntar, pedir
Several people have been inquiring for the new catalogue.
(with into) to try to discover the facts of
investigar, indagar, tratar de averiguar
The police are inquiring into the matter.
inquiry /American also ˈinkwəri/ noun ( plural inquiries, plural enquiries) ( enquiry /American also ˈenkwəri/) (an act of) asking or investigating
investigaciones, indagaciones
His inquiries led him to her hotel (also adjective) All questions will be dealt with at the inquiry desk.
an investigation
investigación, pesquisa
An inquiry is being held into her disappearance.
make inquiries to ask for information
pedir información, investigar
The police are making inquiries into the break-in at the post office.
(Definition of inquire from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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