enquire


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Synonyms for enquire

conduct an inquiry or investigation of

have a wish or desire to know something

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The King enquires the way to the next town, and, understanding it is by a road which he cannot find without difficulty, even if he had daylight to befriend him, he declares, that with or without the Hermits consent, he is determined to be his guest that night.
These, then, I give you; enquire of them strictly and delight your heart: and if you should teach any mortal so to do, often will he hear your response -- if he have good fortune.
Whoso with wit and wisdom enquires of it cunningly, him it teaches through its sound all manner of things that delight the mind, being easily played with gentle familiarities, for it abhors toilsome drudgery; but whoso in ignorance enquires of it violently, to him it chatters mere vanity and foolishness.
But how, asks Meno, can he enquire either into what he knows or into what he does not know?
He can only produce out of their armoury the sophism, 'that you can neither enquire into what you know nor into what you do not know;' to which Socrates replies by his theory of reminiscence.
I replied: There is nothing which for my part I like better, Cephalus, than conversing with aged men; for I regard them as travellers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom I ought to enquire, whether the way is smooth and easy, or rugged and difficult.
The next step was to examine among the inhabitants of the parish; and this was referred to Mrs Wilkins, who was to enquire with all imaginable diligence, and to make her report in the afternoon.
I have a friend from London who is on his way down here now with some detective officers, to enquire into the matter of Dunster's disappearance.
Besides, the statement indicates that the Prime Minister visited the airport cooling deposit to enquire about the goods stored and their date.
KARACHI -- Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions, Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch and State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar, on the directives of the Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, visited different hospitals in the metropolis to enquire the health of heatstroke patients, here on Friday.
To help senior living executives be more competitive, Enquire Solutions is now offering quarterly senior living sales benchmarking reports, in partnership with integrated marketing firm The Growth Co.
NEW DELHI -- Pakistan High Commissioner in India, Abul Basit visited Syed Ali Gillani's residency on Monday to enquire about his health, wished him early recovery while expressing good and sincere wishes and gestures of Pakistanis.
Muscat: Omantel, in collaboration with Royal Oman Police (ROP), has launched a new service that allows customers to enquire through SMS about their traffic violations, vehicle registration expiry dates and other information like their visa status.
It will allow members of the public from all over the country to contact the centre to enquire about visa and naturalisation related issues for any of the emirates.
And staff at Huddersfield Library are part of the international Enquire internet service to answer your difficult queries in minutes.