enquire

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From Old French enquerre, from en- + querre (to search, to look for), from Latin quaerere, of uncertain origin, but possibly from Proto-Italic *kʷaizeō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷeh₂- (to acquire).

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enquire (third-person singular simple present enquires, present participle enquiring, simple past and past participle enquired)

  1. British form of inquire.
    He enquired about the availability of rental bicycles in the town.

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