inquire after (someone)(redirected from inquires after)
inquire after (someone)
To ask how someone is doing, especially regarding their health. Mother, if Gerald inquires after you, what should I tell him?
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.
Ask about the health or condition of someone or something. For example, She was inquiring after you in particular. [c. 1600]
To ask about the health or condition of someone: My neighbor cordially inquired after my mother, who was in the hospital.