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inquire into

To investigate; to look into or ask questions about. The HR department has been inquiring into complaints of unfair firing practices. We've inquired into what could be causing the server malfunction. We will keep you posted when we have more information.
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inquire about (someone or something)

To ask or try to learn more about someone or something. Mother, if Gerald inquires about you, what should I tell him? I'm inquiring about that bill right now.
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inquire after (someone)

To ask how someone is doing, especially regarding their health. Mother, if Gerald inquires after you, what should I tell him?
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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.
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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 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

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

v.
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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Chief Justice also inquired what is the reason behind delaying this case?
Bernard inquired whether the IRS has considered issuing guidance on waivers where a taxpayer makes a concerted effort to e-file its return, but determines at the 11th hour that the software will not transmit a correct return.
Madonna was recently reported to have inquired about a place for two- year-old daughter, Lourdes, at Cheltenham Ladies College.
CJP inquired from DG Civil Aviation ' tell us has Rao Anwar travelled abroad within 15 days.
Justice Essa inquired under what law the amount was released.
Boyle inquired about the Treasury Department's timetable relating to tax reform as well as the best avenue for TEI and others to submit input to the Treasury Department.
Dr Zafar inquired after the patients and asked the staffers of the ward to serve the patients efficiently.
Justice Athar Minallah of IHC while addressing NAB prosecutor gave him two options and inquired he wants to go with what option among the two.
Reportedly, the top Punjab official visited the hospital without his protocol and inquired on health of the patients admitted.
The Chief Minister Sindh while expressing his sorrow over the incident inquired all details about the incident and Medical treatment being provided her.
King Mohammed VI, on Wednesday, launched several socioeconomic and agricultural projects in the province of Beni Mellal, and inquired about several projects, meant to improve the living conditions of the local population.
He inquired whether the Notice was intended as broadly applicable to all non-executive compensation and benefits for existing U.