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enquire (ɪnˈkwaɪə)
 
vb
a variant of inquire
 
en'quirer
 
n
 
en'quiry
 
n

inquiry or enquiry (ɪnˈkwaɪərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a request for information; a question
2.  an investigation, esp a formal one conducted into a matter of public concern by a body constituted for that purpose by a government, local authority, or other organization
 
enquiry or enquiry
 
n

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enquiry
alt. spelling of inquiry (see inquire). Related: Enquiries
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Example sentences
In the former 1930s courtroom visitors will hear the enquiry's transcript
  played-out.
There should be another independent enquiry on their failure.
Naturally, the families were devastated, and demanded an enquiry.
Just like all fields of scientific enquiry some of the work is great and some
  of it is bad.
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