inquire, inquiry


inquire, inquiry
(esp. AmE) ⇨ See enquire, enquiry

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • enquire / enquiry vs inquire / inquiry —   In British English there s a subtle difference between enquiry and inquiry, but Americans tend to use inquiry for both, as a result the lines are getting blurred, but generally:   If you enquire about someone or something you ask about them.… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • enquire / enquiry vs inquire / inquiry —   In British English there s a subtle difference between enquiry and inquiry, but Americans tend to use inquiry for both, as a result the lines are getting blurred, but generally:   If you enquire about someone or something you ask about them.… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • enquire / enquiry vs inquire / inquiry —   In British English there s a subtle difference between enquiry and inquiry, but Americans tend to use inquiry for both, as a result the lines are getting blurred, but generally:   If you enquire about someone or something you ask about them.… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • inquiry — in·qui·ry / in ˌkwīr ē, in kwīr ē; in kwə rē, iŋ / n pl ries 1: a request for information such doubt as would cause a reasonable person to make an inquiry 2: a systematic official investigation often of a matter of public interest esp. by a body… …   Law dictionary

  • inquire — enquire, enquiry, inquire, inquiry The forms in en and in have long been largely interchangeable. At present the in forms are dominant in all meanings in AmE, whereas in BrE there is a tendency to prefer the in forms for official or formal types… …   Modern English usage

  • inquiry — enquire, enquiry, inquire, inquiry The forms in en and in have long been largely interchangeable. At present the in forms are dominant in all meanings in AmE, whereas in BrE there is a tendency to prefer the in forms for official or formal types… …   Modern English usage

  • Inquire — In*quire , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inquiring}.] [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqu[ e]rir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in in + quarere to seek. See {Quest} a seeking, and cf. {Inquiry}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire into — I verb analyze, canvass, check, conduct an inquiry, consider, delve into, examine, explore, ferret out, hear, hold an inquiry, institute an inquiry, interrogate, investigate, monitor, probe, pry, pursue, query, question, reconnoiter, research,… …   Law dictionary

  • Inquiry — In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot descry …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquiry — mid 15c., enquery, from enquere (see INQUIRE (Cf. inquire)). Respelled from mid 16c. to conform to Latin …   Etymology dictionary


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