inquire это:

inquire
[ınʹkwaıə] v
1. 1) спрашивать, узнавать

to inquire smb.'s name - спросить чьё-л. имя

to inquire the way of smb. - спросить у кого-л., как пройти

to inquire of smb. the reason for smth. - узнавать у кого-л. причину чего-л.

to inquire what a person wants - узнать, что человек хочет

he inquired whether /if/ he had to pay for the luggage - он справился, нужно ли ему платить за багаж

2) (for) спрашивать кого-л. или что-л.

be was inquired for at the office - им интересовались на работе

did he inquire for me? - он меня спрашивал?

to inquire for a book at a shop - спросить книгу в магазине

3) (after, about, upon) справляться, осведомляться, наводить справки

to inquire after /about/ smb.'s health - осведомиться /справиться/ о чьём-л. здоровье

to inquire of smb. about /concerning, in regard to/ the matter - расспрашивать кого-л. о деле

the house is to let, inquire within - дом сдаётся внаём, об условиях справляться здесь

2. (into) расследовать; выяснять

to inquire into the matter - расследовать дело


Новый большой англо-русский словарь. 2001.

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  • inquire — in‧quire [ɪnˈkwaɪə ǁ ˈkwaɪr] also enquire verb [intransitive] 1. to ask someone for information: inquire about • Hundreds of prospective buyers have inquired about the auction. inquire whether/​ when/​why etc …   Financial and business terms

  • Inquire — In*quire , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inquiring}.] [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqu[ e]rir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in in + quarere to seek. See {Quest} a seeking, and cf. {Inquiry}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire — [in kwīr′] vi. inquired, inquiring [ME enqueren < OFr enquerre < VL * inquaerere, for L inquirere < in , into + quaerere, to seek] 1. to seek information; ask a question or questions 2. to carry out an examination or investigation:… …   English World dictionary

  • Inquire — In*quire , v. t. 1. To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting. [1913 Webster] Having thus at length inquired the truth concerning law and dispense. Milton. [1913 Webster] And all obey and few inquire his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. enquerre ask, inquire about (Mod.Fr. enquérir), from V.L. *inquaerere, from L. in into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + quaerere ask, seek (see QUERY (Cf. query)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half Latinized enquire stil …   Etymology dictionary

  • inquire — I verb ask, catechize, conduct research, cross examine, delve into, examine, explore, interrogate, investigate, look into, probe, propose a question, pry into, pursue, query, question, quiz, research, scrutinize, search, search into, seek… …   Law dictionary

  • inquire — query, question, *ask, interrogate, catechize, quiz, examine Contrasted words: reply, *answer, respond, rejoin, retort …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inquire — [v] ask; look into analyze, catechize, examine, explore, feel out, go over, grill, hit, hit up, inspect, interrogate, investigate, knock, probe, prospect, pry, query, question, request information, roast, scrutinize, search, seek, seek… …   New thesaurus

  • inquire — in|quire enquire [ınˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere to look for ] to ask someone for information ▪ Why are you doing that? the boy inquired. inquire about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inquire */ — UK [ɪnˈkwaɪə(r)] / US [ɪnˈkwaɪr] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms inquire : present tense I/you/we/they inquire he/she/it inquires present participle inquiring past tense inquired past participle inquired to ask someone for information… …   English dictionary

  • inquire — especially BrE enquire verb (I, T) verb (I, T) 1 to ask someone for information: “Are you getting married?” the television interviewer inquired. (+ about): I am writing to inquire about your advertisement in The Times. | inquire whether/why/how… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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