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enquire about (someone or something)
To ask or try to learn more about someone or something. The alternative spelling, "inquire," is more common in American English. Primarily heard in UK. Mother, if Gerald enquires about you, what should I tell him? I'm enquiring about that bill right now.
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enquire after (one)
To ask how one is doing, especially regarding one's health. (The alternative spelling, "inquire," is more common in American English.) Primarily heard in UK. Mother, if Gerald enquires after you, what should I tell him? Mark enquired after you when I ran into him at the conference.
inquire of (one)
dated To ask one (a question). The committee inquired of the councilor whether the transfer of funds had been entirely legal. The guard inquired of the stranger who he was and what business he had at the castle.
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