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inquire about someone or something

to ask about someone or something. I inquired about Tom and was told that he doesn't live here anymore. You will have to inquire about that at the front desk.
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inquire after someone

to ask about the well-being of someone. Jerry inquired after you when I saw him at the store today. I will inquire after his wife the next time I see him.
See also: after, inquire

inquire for someone

to ask to see someone. Mr. Franklin, there is a man out here inquiring for you. What shall I tell him? Who is inquiring for me?
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inquire into something

to look into something; to investigate something by asking questions. I will inquire into your complaint. It sounds as if something is wrong. We have not inquired into it yet.
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inquire something of someone

to ask some information of someone. I need to inquire something of you. May I inquire something personal of you?
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inquire within

to ask questions of a person inside [some place, such as a store or office]. (Formula. On a sign posted outside.) "Help wanted. Inquire within," read the sign on the door. If you want to apply, you must inquire within.
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inquire into something

to try to discover the facts or truth of something She thought the committee had no right to inquire into her politics.
Related vocabulary: look into something
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inquire after

Ask about the health or condition of someone or something. For example, She was inquiring after you in particular. [c. 1600]
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inquire about

To seek information about something or someone: I went to the store and inquired about available jobs.
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inquire after

To ask about the health or condition of someone: My neighbor cordially inquired after my mother, who was in the hospital.
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ISLAMABAD, September 08, 2009 (Frontier Star): The Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim on Tuesday visited Al-Shifa International hospital to inquire about the health of the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi who had got injured in a terrorist attack on him near melody food park.
ISLAMABAD, September 06, 2009 (Frontier Star): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday visited Al-Shifa Hospital to inquire about the health of the Federal Minister Religious Affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi who had got injured in assassination attempt.
To view a demo of this product or view online plant directories for other regions visit IIR's Online Plant Directories or inquire at inquires@industrialinfo.
SingPost offers a means by which the general public can inquire about the 6-digit postal code for any building name or street address throughout Singapore.
EAR: EAR allows tax advisers to submit account inquires for individuals, as well as businesses (a previously filed Form 2848 is required to resolve all accounts).
cn, call 00886-21-64957700, or email inquires to jiangping@datangmobile.
Chairman CDA Mahroof Afzal had instructed 1 month back that inquires should be completed within the next 15 days, but despite passage of deadline no corrupt official has been bought to justice.
Media inquires should be directed to Scott Black at 214-520-3430 ext.
CGI received inquires as well as requests for future meetings from a number of the world's most recognized and respected companies," stated John J.
OTCBB:HTVL), one of the leading pet health insurance companies in the United States, announced today that since launching its marketing program that targets pet owners as they check out at leading grocery and specialty stores with the Catalina Marketing Corporation (NYSE:POS) inbound telephone inquires from pet owners increased.
anticipates it will make at least one more acquisition in 2004 based on inquires the Company has had from outside buyers.