inquire into something

inquire into something
inquire into (something) to try to discover the facts or truth of something.

She thought the committee had no right to inquire into her politics.

Related vocabulary: look into something

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • inquire into — (something) to try to discover the facts or truth of something. She thought the committee had no right to inquire into her politics. Related vocabulary: look into something …   New idioms dictionary

  • inquire into — in ˈquire ˌinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they inquire into he/she/it inquires into present participle inquiring into …   Useful english dictionary

  • inquire into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms inquire into : present tense I/you/we/they inquire into he/she/it inquires into present participle inquiring into past tense inquired into past participle inquired into inquire into something to ask questions… …   English dictionary

  • look into something — look into (something) to try to find out about something. A federal grand jury is looking into the charges of misconduct. Related vocabulary: inquire into something …   New idioms dictionary

  • inquire into sth — UK US inquire into sth Phrasal Verb with inquire({{}}(UK also enquire) /ɪnˈkwaɪər/ verb [I] ► to try to discover the facts about something: »Officers of the City of London Fraud Squad are inquiring into the affairs of the company …   Financial and business terms

  • inquire — in|quire [ ın kwaır ] verb intransitive or transitive * to ask someone for information about something: inquire about: Why don t you telephone the theater and inquire about tickets? inquire whether/why/when etc.: I am writing to inquire whether… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inquire — [[t]ɪnkwa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] inquires, inquiring, inquired also enquire 1) VERB If you inquire about something, you ask for information about it. [FORMAL] [V with quote] Is something wrong? he enquired... [V of n with …   English dictionary

  • Inquire — In*quire , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inquired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inquiring}.] [OE. enqueren, inqueren, OF. enquerre, F. enqu[ e]rir, L. inquirere, inquisitum; pref. in in + quarere to seek. See {Quest} a seeking, and cf. {Inquiry}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquire — especially BrE enquire verb (I, T) verb (I, T) 1 to ask someone for information: “Are you getting married?” the television interviewer inquired. (+ about): I am writing to inquire about your advertisement in The Times. | inquire whether/why/how… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inquire — in|quire enquire [ınˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enquerre, from Latin inquirere, from quaerere to look for ] to ask someone for information ▪ Why are you doing that? the boy inquired. inquire about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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