Definition of inquire
- some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate
- —Thomas Gray
- inquired about the horses
When I inquired, they told me she was not here.
We inquired the way to the station.
“So, what do you want?” he inquired.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: to ask for information
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