ask after

Definition of ask after

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

Word by Word Definitions

ask play
  1. : to call on for an answer

  2. : to put a question about

  3. : speak, utter

  1. : something asked for, requested, or required of someone

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

  1. : behind in place

  2. : subsequent to in time or order

  3. : subsequent to and in view of

  1. : subsequently to the time when

  1. : later in time

  2. : 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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