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v. in·quired, in·quir·ing, in·quires
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.
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.
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.]
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seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etc: an inquiring mind.
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|Noun||1.||inquiring - a request for information |
challenge - questioning a statement and demanding an explanation; "his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"
enquiry, query, question, inquiry, interrogation - an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
|Adj.||1.||inquiring - given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind"|
curious - eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings"
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adjective inquisitive, interested, curious, questioning, wondering, searching, probing, doubtful, analytical, investigative, nosy (informal) This helps children develop an inquiring attitude to learning.
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inquiring[ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ] ADJ [mind] → inquieto, inquisitivo; [look] → inquisitivo
she looked at me with inquiring eyes → me miró con expresión inquisitiva or de interrogante
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inquiring[ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ] adj [look, glance] → interrogateur/trice
She gave him an inquiring glance → Elle lui lança un regard interrogateur.
to have an inquiring mind → avoir l'esprit curieux, faire preuve de curiosité d'esprit
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inquiring[ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ] adj (mind) → pieno/a di curiosità; (look) → interrogativo/a, indagatore/trice
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