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To inquire

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Definition

to inquire (US), to enquire (UK): to ask, to investigate, to question, to query, to seek information
verb
"Enquire" is generally used in British English, while "inquire" is used in American English. In British English, some make a distinction between "enquire" when asking for information, and "inquire" when conducting an investigation.

He inquired about the position's availability, but I had to tell him that the position had already been filled.

an inquiry: a question, a request; an investigation, a study
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: Hello sir. May I enquire what you're doing here?
US: I just wanted to make some inquiries.

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