Synonyms for inquire
- feel out
- go over
- hit up
- request information
- seek information
- test the waters
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INQUIRE
"I have not yet learned what right you have to inquire," replied the misguided maiden.
Hope asked no questions, and hardly felt the impulse to inquire what had happened.
I have desired him to inquire after Lovelace's life and conversation in town.
"You must inquire of the stewards or of himself," was the constant reply.
Next day he called at the gate, on horseback, to inquire for mistress.
What he really said was to inquire politely whether she had had her Christmas dinner.
They began at once to think of whom they should inquire,—of the teacher, or of the grandmother.
Perhaps you will inquire, "What are Time's literary tastes?"
There was no time, just then, to inquire what the Speaking Oak had said.
In this state of things, I heard a noise, and went on deck to inquire what was the matter.
late 13c., from Old French enquerre "ask, inquire about" (Modern French enquérir), from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, from Latin in- "into" (see in- (2)) + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half-Latinized enquire still persists. Related: Inquired; inquiring; inquiringly.