inquirer


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in·quire

 (ĭn-kwīr′)
v. in·quired, in·quir·ing, in·quires
v.intr.
1. To seek information by asking a question: inquired about prices.
2. To make an inquiry or investigation: inquire into the extent of the corruption.
v.tr.
1. To ask, especially politely or formally: The host inquired why we were leaving so soon. See Synonyms at ask.
2. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze: economists inquiring whether markets behave differently during a recession.
Phrasal Verb:
inquire after
To ask about the health or condition of (someone).

[Middle English enquiren, from Old French enquerre, from Vulgar Latin *inquaerere, alteration of Latin inquīrere : in-, into; see in-2 + quaerere, to seek.]

in·quir′er n.
in·quir′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inquirer - someone who asks a questioninquirer - someone who asks a question    
cross-examiner, cross-questioner - someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)
examiner, quizzer, tester - someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
inquisitor, interrogator - a questioner who is excessively harsh
interviewer - a person who conducts an interview
headcounter, poll taker, pollster, canvasser - someone who conducts surveys of public opinion; "a pollster conducts public opinion polls"; "a headcounter counts heads"
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"

inquirer

also enquirer
noun
Translations
informateuronderzoeker

inquirer

[ɪnˈkwaɪərəʳ] N (= asker) → el/la que pregunta; (= researcher) → investigador(a) m/f (into de)

inquirer

[ɪnˈkwaɪərər] nenquêteur/trice m/f

inquirer

, enquirer
nFragende(r) mf

inquirer

[ɪnˈkwaɪərəʳ] n (frm) we told all inquirers to phone again laterabbiamo detto a tutti quelli che chiedevano informazioni di ritelefonare più tardi
References in classic literature ?
A prince, therefore, ought always to take counsel, but only when he wishes and not when others wish; he ought rather to discourage every one from offering advice unless he asks it; but, however, he ought to be a constant inquirer, and afterwards a patient listener concerning the things of which he inquired; also, on learning that nay one, on any consideration, has not told him the truth, he should let his anger be felt.
The ambition of the inquirer seemed to limit itself to the annihilation of those visions on which my interest in science was chiefly founded.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
The professor, in annoyance, and, as it were, mental suffering at the interruption, looked round at the strange inquirer, more like a bargeman than a philosopher, and turned his eyes upon Sergey Ivanovitch, as though to ask: What's one to say to him?
At times, he spoke to his slaves with the firmness of Napoleon and the fury of a demon; at other times, he might well be mistaken for an inquirer who had lost his way.
Milvain, her aunt Celia, a zealous inquirer into such matters, whose letter was also under consideration.
Sometimes I have to stretch out my arm and brush too curious an inquirer into the place where curiosity ends.
Just my luck," grumbled the inquirer, jerking his flies off the water, and throwing again with a heavy, sullen splash, and frightening Tom's fish.
I am, of course, a mere student," said I, with a fatuous smile, "hardly more, I might say, than an earnest inquirer.
replied the man, holding the door in his hand, and honouring the inquirer with a stare and a broad grin, 'Lord, no.
Every view we may take of the subject, as candid inquirers after truth, will serve to convince us, that it is both unwise and dangerous to deny the federal government an unconfined authority, as to all those objects which are intrusted to its management.
Since this happy alteration for the better, her ladyship's health has, we rejoice to say, rapidly improved; and the answer now given to all friendly and fashionable inquirers is, in the venerable lady's own humorous phraseology, 'Much better than could be expected.