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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 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

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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PMN) is the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia SportsWeek, and Philly.
Lynn told The Inquirer that Robertson's comments "shows he's evolving into a crankier fringe character than we expected.
The Inquirer said the program will be supported by the Philippines' Clean Cities Program, which was organized by the Philippines Department of Energy, the U.
The Inquirer also noted that the thousands of Muslim protesters boarding buses in the Philadelphia area were met in Washington by an odd welcoming committee.
According to the Inquirer, dismantling the two vessels will bring about $4 million worth of work to the yard.
Ward was associated with the Inquirer for 19 years, progressively serving as South Jersey editor, assistant managing editor, assistant to the publisher and, from 1996 to 2001, managing editor.
The Inquirer had a major employee buyout last fall and also will physically shrink the newspaper, as the Post is doing and recently did.
NCR readers know part of it because the National Catholic Reporter, on June 19, 1998, published Cipriano's prize-winning investigative article on the archdiocese, including embarrassing material that his own paper, the Inquirer, had cut.
Hidalgo, in the Inquirer article, said Los Angeles ``might be a little overwhelming to others who come from smaller cities.
A decision by movie-producer friends of Philippine President Joseph Estrada to pull advertisements from the Philippine Daily Inquirer was a voluntary act, Estrada's spokesman said Friday.
By the '30s, Moses had become a big deal in American publishing, having acquired the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Veteran Philadelphia Inquirer staffer and part time playwright Donald Drake says the scene couldn't have played out better if he'd written it himself: embattled Inquirer Editor Maxwell E.
Long, who served as vice president of editorial product development, left the newsroom of The Philadelphia Inquirer, her workplace of nearly 28 years, after bidding goodbye to colleagues on Wednesday.
com that journalism matters to them, the new owners of the operations last week rehired William Marimow as editor of the Inquirer.
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurasma, the world's leading augmented reality platform, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, announced today at the Newspaper Association of America mediaXchange 2012 conference the launch of the first ever augmented reality powered newspaper in North America.