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Inquire vs. Inquisitive

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Inquireverb

To ask (about something).

Inquisitiveadjective

Eager to acquire knowledge.

Inquireverb

(intransitive) To make an inquiry or an investigation.

Inquisitiveadjective

Too curious; overly interested; nosy.

Inquireverb

To call; to name.

Inquisitiveadjective

Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.

‘A wise man is not inquisitive about things impertinent.’;

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Inquireverb

To ask a question; to seek for truth or information by putting queries.

‘We will call the damsel, and inquire.’; ‘Then David inquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him.’;

Inquisitiveadjective

Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.

‘A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius.’; ‘[We] curious are to hear,What happens new.’; ‘This folio of four pages [a newspaper], happy work!Which not even critics criticise; that holdsInquisitive attention, while I read.’; ‘Nor need we with a prying eye surveyThe distant skies, to find the Milky Way.’;

Inquireverb

To seek to learn anything by recourse to the proper means of knowledge; to make examination.

‘And inquireGladly into the ways of God with man.’;

Inquisitivenoun

A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.

Inquireverb

To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting.

‘Having thus at length inquired the truth concerning law and dispense.’; ‘And all obey and few inquire his will.’;

Inquisitiveadjective

showing curiosity;

‘if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive’; ‘raised a speculative eyebrow’;

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Inquireverb

To call or name.

Inquisitiveadjective

inquiring or appearing to inquire;

‘an inquiring look’; ‘the police are proverbially inquisitive’;

Inquireverb

inquire about;

‘I asked about their special today’; ‘He had to ask directions several times’;

Inquireverb

have a wish or desire to know something;

‘He wondered who had built this beautiful church’;

Inquireverb

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’;

Inquireverb

another term for enquire

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