inquire


inquire
1. I
when I don't know I inquire когда я не знаю, я спрашиваю
2. III
inquire smth. inquire a person's name (the time, the reason of his long absence, one's way, the price of smth., etc.) спрашивать, как зовут кого-л. и т. д., выяснять чье-л. имя и т. д.
3. IV
inquire smth. in some manner inquire smth. boldly (bluntly, curtly, officially, cautiously, skeptically, mischievously, incredulously, curiously, solicitously, etc.) смело и т. д. спрашивать о чем-л. /выяснять что-л./
4. XI
be inquired into the matter is now being inquired into этот вопрос сейчас выясняется
5. XVI
1) inquire about fatter) smth., smb. inquire about tile matter (about trains to London, about rooms, about the thing, about the battle, about his welfare, about his doings, about him, etc.) осведомляться /справляться, спрашивать/ об этом деле и т. д., интересоваться этим делом и т. д.; everybody is inquiring about her ею все интересуются, все спрашивают о ней; inquire after a sick friend (after his mother, after the family, after smb.'s health, etc.) справляться о больном друге и т. д., inquire into smth. inquire into the affair (into the circumstances, into smb.'s past, more deeply into the matter, etc.) выяснять это дело и т. д.; inquire into a crime (into the cause of smb.'s sudden death, into the accident, etc.) расследовать преступление и т. д., вести расследование преступления и т. д., let's inquire into the truth of the matter давайте разузнаем, в чем действительно дело; inquire at some place inquire at the post office (at the station, etc.) спрашивать / наводить справки/ на почте и т. д.
2) inquire for smth. inquire for a particular book (for the goods in a shop, for a room, etc.) просить дать определенную книгу и т.д., разыскивать определенную книгу и т. д.; inquire for smb. inquire for the manager (for the doctor, for someone called "Toby", etc.) спрашивать /просить вызвать/ администратора и т. д., I am the person you inquire for я как раз тот человек, которого вы спрашиваете
6. XXV
inquire what... (where..., etc.) inquire what is happening (what he wants, where to wait, what time the train would start, if she had any literature on the subject, whether he had to look after the luggage, etc.) выяснять /интересоваться/, что происходит и т. д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • inquire — in‧quire [ɪnˈkwaɪə ǁ ˈkwaɪr] also enquire verb [intransitive] 1. to ask someone for information: inquire about • Hundreds of prospective buyers have inquired about the auction. inquire whether/​ when/​why etc …   Financial and business terms

  • Inquire — In*quire , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inquiring}.] [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqu[ e]rir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in in + quarere to seek. See {Quest} a seeking, and cf. {Inquiry}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire — [in kwīr′] vi. inquired, inquiring [ME enqueren < OFr enquerre < VL * inquaerere, for L inquirere < in , into + quaerere, to seek] 1. to seek information; ask a question or questions 2. to carry out an examination or investigation:… …   English World dictionary

  • Inquire — In*quire , v. t. 1. To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting. [1913 Webster] Having thus at length inquired the truth concerning law and dispense. Milton. [1913 Webster] And all obey and few inquire his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. enquerre ask, inquire about (Mod.Fr. enquérir), from V.L. *inquaerere, from L. in into (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + quaerere ask, seek (see QUERY (Cf. query)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half Latinized enquire stil …   Etymology dictionary

  • inquire — I verb ask, catechize, conduct research, cross examine, delve into, examine, explore, interrogate, investigate, look into, probe, propose a question, pry into, pursue, query, question, quiz, research, scrutinize, search, search into, seek… …   Law dictionary

  • inquire of — index consult (seek information from), cross examine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inquire re — index examine (interrogate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inquire — query, question, *ask, interrogate, catechize, quiz, examine Contrasted words: reply, *answer, respond, rejoin, retort …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inquire — [v] ask; look into analyze, catechize, examine, explore, feel out, go over, grill, hit, hit up, inspect, interrogate, investigate, knock, probe, prospect, pry, query, question, request information, roast, scrutinize, search, seek, seek… …   New thesaurus

  • inquire — in|quire enquire [ınˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere to look for ] to ask someone for information ▪ Why are you doing that? the boy inquired. inquire about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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