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 for Inquire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 enquire.]
     1. To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by
        putting queries.
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              We will call the damsel, and inquire. --Gen. xxiv.
                                                    57.
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              Then David inquired of the Lord yet again. And the
              Lord answered him.                    --1 Sam.
                                                    xxiii. 4.
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     2. To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means
        of knowledge; to make examination.
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              And inquire
              Gladly into the ways of God with man. --Miltom.
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     Note: This word is followed by of before the person asked;
           as, to inquire of a neighbor. It is followed by
           concerning, after, or about, before the subject of
           inquiry; as, his friends inquired about or concerning
           his welfare. "Thou dost not inquire wisely concerning
           this." --Eccl. vii. 10. It is followed by into when
           search is made for particular knowledge or information;
           as, to inquire into the cause of a sudden death. It is
           followed by for or after when a place or person is
           sought, or something is missing. "Inquire in the house
           of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus." --Acts ix. 11.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inquire \In*quire"\, v. t.
     1. To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make
        examination or inquiry respecting.
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              Having thus at length inquired the truth concerning
              law and dispense.                     --Milton.
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              And all obey and few inquire his will. --Byron.
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     2. To call or name. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  
     Syn: To ask; question. See Question.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inquire
      v 1: inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had
           to ask directions several times" [syn: ask, inquire,
           enquire]
      2: have a wish or desire to know something; "He wondered who had
         built this beautiful church" [syn: wonder, inquire,
         enquire]
      3: conduct an inquiry or investigation of; "The district
         attorney's office investigated reports of possible
         irregularities"; "inquire into the disappearance of the rich
         old lady" [syn: investigate, inquire, enquire]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "inquire":
     ask, ask a question, ask about, ask questions, be curious,
     bring into question, burn with curiosity, catechize, demand,
     dig around for, dig up, enquire, examine, explore, gape, gawk,
     inquire into, inquire of, inspect, interpellate, interrogate,
     investigate, look into, make inquiry, nose around for, nose out,
     peer, probe, propose a question, propound a question, put queries,
     query, question, quiz, require an answer, research, rubber,
     rubberneck, scrutinize, search, seek, stare, study, survey,
     want to know
  
  

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