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[en-kwahyuh r] /ɛnˈkwaɪər/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), enquired, enquiring.
Related forms
unenquired, adjective
unenquiring, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for enquiring
  • We keep exploring and enquiring because that's what drives us.
  • He never hesitates to speak of it as an objective characteristic of events, but without ever enquiring into its objective grounds.
  • It takes an enquiring mind to go past modern stereotypes.
  • Please keep an enquiring mind and be skeptical, but be prepared to research and to question.
  • The enquiring law enforcement agency is informed of the results of the trace.
British Dictionary definitions for enquiring


a variant of inquire
Derived Forms
enquirer, noun
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Word Origin and History for enquiring



see inquire. An alternative form mainly used in sense of "to ask a question." Related: enquired; enquiring.

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