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.
inquire of (someone or something)
To ask someone for some type of information. A noun or pronoun can be used between "inquire" and "of." Mother, if Gerald inquires something personal of me, what should I tell him? I'm going to inquire of your mother and see if she knows you snuck out last night.
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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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