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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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CJ Minallah inquired that what would be the legal condition of the recommendations given by Sukhera in two years and how would the punishment announced by the FTO be seen.
He also visited the THQ hospital and inquired about the health of the patients.
"Today I held a telephonic conversation with Mulayam Sigh Yadav ji and inquired about his health.
Later, the Chief Minister visited the DHQ hospital where he inquired the patients and their attendants about the medical facilities and expressed displeasure over the complaint of receiving fee of medical tests.
He also inquired about health of under treatment patients in the hospital.
The minister also visited the Military Hospital of Tunis, where he inquired about work in the various services and the operational capability of the medics and paramedics.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar inquired details of properties which was sought has not been received.
On which Additional Attorney General (AG) told that an important meeting was held under Attorney General (AG)CJP inquired that why the case has not been yet registered?
The pistols were discovered when the packages went through an x-ray machine after Sanchez inquired about their status, Cometa said.
1 : to ask or ask about <I inquired about the schedule.>
aa On this occasion, the sovereign inquired about a project to create a social center in the rural commune of Sebt Sas.
Traubenberg inquired whether the information gleaned from the Schedule M-3 meets LMSB's needs, or alternatively, whether there are other initiatives under consideration to enhance disclosures, curb tax shelter activities, or promote settlement of outstanding disputes.
But Boro have probably inquired about 25 players already this summer and may inquire about 50 more.
When I inquired about whether he was going to run to be mayor of Toronto he said categorically "No." He said he planned to be the next leader of the New Democratic Party.
After the September 11 attacks, rocker-actress Courtney Love inquired about joining the Marines, according to The New York Observer.