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verb [intransitive/transitive] inquire pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈkwaɪə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinquire
he/she/itinquires
present participleinquiring
past tenseinquired
past participleinquired
  1. to ask someone for information about something
    inquire about:

    Why don’t you telephone the theatre and inquire about tickets?

    inquire whether/why/when etc:

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

    May I inquire why you wish to speak to him?

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inquirer

noun [countable]
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pluralinquirers

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