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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ask, inquire, enquireverb

    inquire about

    "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"

    postulate, need, require, expect, demand, enquire, ask, take, investigate, wonder, involve, call for, necessitate

  2. wonder, inquire, enquireverb

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

    wonder, ask, marvel, investigate, question, enquire

  3. investigate, inquire, enquireverb

    conduct an inquiry or investigation of

    "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"; "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"

    ask, investigate, look into, wonder, enquire

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inquireverb

    [Written also Enquire.] ask, question, seek information (by questioning), make inquiry

  2. inquireverb

    make investigation, make examination

  3. inquireverb

    [Written also Enquire.] ask about, make inquiry about

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inquire":

    investigate, enquire

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  1. President Thomas Bach:

    I don't know about the detailed allegations, which athletes, which competitions are affected, i had the conversation with the WADA president this morning ... and agreed WADA is our competent center for the fight against doping. They will inquire.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    People can be divided into two classes those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, 'Why wasn't it done the other way'

  3. Swami Sivanada:

    Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.

  4. Petri Hawkins Byrd:

    I didn't inquire as to why, that's Judge Judy choice. But Judge Judy did inform me that fundamentally, I was priced out as the new bailiff on Judge Judy new show, my salary would have been too much. I was curious : How would Judge Judy know ? Judge Judy didn't ask me. Judge Judy didn't give me an opportunity to have accepted a lower salary.

  5. Giovanni Boccaccio, Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.:

    You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.

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