II. PRECURSORY CONDITIONS AND OPERATIONS
Inquiry [Subject of Inquiry. Question]
examination, review, scrutiny, investigation, indagation; perquisition, perscrutation, pervestigation; inquest, inquisition; exploration; exploitation, ventilation.
sifting; calculation, analysis, dissection, resolution, induction; Baconian method.
strict inquiry, close inquiry, searching inquiry, exhaustive inquiry; narrow search, strict search; study (consideration) [more].
scire facias, ad referendum; trial.
questioning; interrogation, interrogatory; interpellation; challenge, examination, cross-examination, catechism; feeler, Socratic method, zetetic philosophy; leading question; discussion (reasoning) [more].
reconnoitering, reconnaissance; prying; espionage, espionnage; domiciliary visit, peep behind the curtain; lantern of Diogenes.
question, query, problem, desideratum, point to be solved, porism; subject of inquiry, field of inquiry, subject of controversy; point in dispute, matter in dispute; moot point; issue, question at issue; bone of contention (discord) [more]; plain question, fair question, open question; enigma (secret) [more]; knotty point (difficulty) [more]; quodlibet; threshold of an inquiry.
inquirer, investigator, inquisitor, inspector, querist, examiner, catechist; scrutator, scrutineer, scrutinizer; analyst; quidnunc (curiosity) [more].
[Verbs] make inquiry; inquire, seek, search; look for, look about for, look out for; scan, reconnoiter, explore, sound, rummage, ransack, pry, peer, look round; look over, go over, look through, go through; spy, overhaul.
scratch the head, slap the forehead.
look into every hole and corner, peer into every hole and corner, pry into every hole and corner; nose; trace up; hunt out, fish out, ferret out; unearth; leave no stone unturned.
investigate; take up an inquiry, institute an inquiry, pursue an inquiry, follow up an inquiry, conduct an inquiry, carry on an inquiry, prosecute an inquiry; look at, look into; preexamine; discuss, canvass, agitate.
examine, study, consider, calculate; dip into, dive into, delve into, go deep into; make sure of, probe, sound, fathom; probe to the bottom, probe to the quick; scrutinize, analyze, anatomize, dissect, parse, resolve, sift, winnow; view in all its phases, try in all its phases; thresh out.
ask, question, demand; put the question, pop the question, propose the question, propound the question, moot the question, start the question, raise the question, stir the question, suggest the question, put forth the question, ventilate the question, grapple with the question, go into a question.
put to the question, interrogate, catechize, pump; cross-question, cross-examine; dodge; require an answer; pick the brains of, suck the brains of; feel the pulse. be in question; undergo examination.
[Adjectives] inquiry; inquisitive (curious) [more]; requisitive, requisitory; catechetical, inquisitorial, analytic; in search of, in quest of; on the lookout for, interrogative, zetetic; all searching.
undetermined, untried, undecided; in question, in dispute, in issue, in course of inquiry; under discussion, uneder consideration, under investigation; Sub judice, moot, proposed; doubtful (uncertain) [more].
[Adverbs] what? why? wherefore? whence? whither? where? quaere? how comes it? how happens it? how is it? what is the reason? what's the matter? what's in the wind? what on earth? when? who? nicht wahr?