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English verb: enquire

1. enquire (communication) inquire about

SamplesI asked about their special today.
He had to ask directions several times.

ExamplesThey enquire whether there was a traffic accident

Synonymsask, inquire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)confer with, consult, pry

Verb groupask, ask

2. enquire (communication) conduct an inquiry or investigation of

SamplesThe district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities.
Inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady.

Synonymsinquire, investigate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)examine, probe

Narrower (hyponym)spy

3. enquire (cognition) have a wish or desire to know something

SamplesHe wondered who had built this beautiful church.

Synonymsinquire, wonder

Pattern of useSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)query, question

Narrower (hyponym)request

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