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query

noun

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1 a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something
  • readers will likely have a query or two about some of the more remarkable episodes in the memoir

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2 an act or instance of asking for information
  • please respond to my query at your earliest convenience

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query

verb

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1 to demand proof of the truth or rightness of
  • it seems odd that someone would want two stoves, so you'd better query that order

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2 to put a question or questions to
  • queried the professor about the assignment

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3 to put a series of questions to
  • once the statement was given, the press secretary allowed reporters to query the President

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ask, question, interrogate, query, inquire mean to address a person in order to gain information. ask implies no more than the putting of a question. ask for directions question usually suggests the asking of series of questions. questioned them about every detail of the trip interrogate suggests formal or official systematic questioning. the prosecutor interrogated the witness all day query implies a desire for authoritative information or confirmation. queried a librarian about the book inquire implies a searching for facts or for truth often specifically by asking questions. began to inquire of friends and teachers what career she should pursue

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The first known use of query was in 1614

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“Query.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/query. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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