Meaning of INQUIRY in English


in·quire , in·quirer , in·quir·ing , in·quiry ( especially NAmE ) = enquire , enquirer , enquiring , enquiry



Middle English enquere (later inquere ), from Old French enquerre , from a variant of Latin inquirere , based on quaerere seek. The spelling with in- , influenced by Latin , dates from the 15th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.