He tried to coax the distraught girl out of silence, inquiring about her school and family life, but her replies were clipped.
Now, inquiring minds want to know: what was it like to date Mick Jagger?
She begged their father to contact him, refusing to relent until he sent an inquiring telegram.
late 13c., from Old French enquerre "ask, inquire about" (Modern French enquérir), from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, from Latin in- "into" (see in- (2)) + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)). Respelled 14c. on Latin model, but half-Latinized enquire still persists. Related: Inquired; inquiring; inquiringly.