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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

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.
See also: after, inquire
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Around 25 inquires have been completed which were being investigated by the FIA.
And in a second step that seems to follow on the heels of the first, one is led to inquire, And what precisely are we who ask this question?
I did not attend, but I hope those who did had the curiosity to inquire, as Snow and I do, "Excuse us, but just what is 'up-skilling'?
When the Bank staff inquires about her date of birth then Shumaila Rana disconnects the phone.
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.
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.
CFG's staff handles broker inquires, investor inquires as well as media inquires.
CFG's staff of close to 70 people handles broker and investor inquires, as well as media inquires.
CFG's staff of close to 70 people handles broker inquires, investor inquires as well as media inquires.
com customers will interact with NetByTel's technology for repetitive inquires such as "Where is my order?