Inquiring



[in-kwahyuh r-ing] /ɪnˈkwaɪər ɪŋ/

adjective
1.
seeking facts, information, or knowledge:
an inquiring mind.
2.
curious; probing; in seeking facts:
an inquiring reporter.
3.
scrutinizing; questioning:
He looked at his father with inquiring eyes.
[in-kwahyuh r] /ɪnˈkwaɪər/
verb (used without object), inquired, inquiring.
1.
to seek information by questioning; ask:
to inquire about a person.
2.
to make investigation (usually followed by into):
to inquire into the incident.
verb (used with object), inquired, inquiring.
3.
to seek to learn by asking:
to inquire a person’s name.
4.
Obsolete. to seek.
5.
Obsolete. to question (a person).
Verb phrases
6.
inquire after, to ask about the state of health or condition of:
Friends have been calling all morning to inquire after you.
/ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etc: an inquiring mind
/ɪnˈkwaɪə/
verb
1.

2.
(intransitive) often foll by into. to make a search or investigation
v.

late 13c., from Old French enquerre “ask, inquire about” (Modern French enquérir), from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, from Latin in- “into” (see in- (2)) + quaerere “ask, seek” (see query (v.)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half-Latinized enquire still persists. Related: Inquired; inquiring; inquiringly.

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