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inquire after

Definition of inquire after

  1. :  to ask for information about (someone or something) <She inquired after my wife's health.> <He greeted us warmly and inquired after our families.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to ask about

    :  to search into :  investigate

    :  to put a question :  seek for information by questioning

  1. :  following in time or place :  afterward, behind, later

  1. :  behind in place

    :  subsequent to in time or order

    :  subsequent to and in view of

  1. :  subsequently to the time when

  1. :  later in time

    :  located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. : used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. :  afternoon

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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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