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verb [intransitive/transitive] American English pronunciation: inquire /ɪnˈkwaɪr/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinquire
he/she/itinquires
present participleinquiring
past tenseinquired
past participleinquired

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  1. to ask someone for information about something
    inquire about:

    Why don't you telephone the theater and inquire about tickets?

    inquire whether/why/when etc.:

    I am writing to inquire whether you have any jobs available.

    May I inquire why you wish to speak with him?

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inquirer

noun [countable]
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singularinquirer
pluralinquirers

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