ask after

phrasal verb

asked after; asking after; asks after
: to ask about (someone or something)
He asked after my wife's health.
He greeted us warmly and asked after our families.

Examples of ask after in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More and more questions are being asked after the tragedy. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2024 Aktaş was solicitous and fawning with the men, carefully detailing his movements and often asking after their health. John Beck, Harper's Magazine, 4 Mar. 2022 Remember the name of their daughter or their dog and ask after them. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 The singer was instantly taken, and called the restaurant later with a message asking after Wanda. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 12 July 2023

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“Ask after.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ask%20after. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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