Meaning of INQUIRY in English



1) to conduct, make; launch an ~

2) a discreet; exhaustive, thorough; official ~

3) an ~ about (to make inquiries about a matter)

4) an ~ into (an official ~ into the incident was launched) USAGE NOTE: The noun ~ can mean 'question' or 'investigation'. In BE , the spelling enquiry is often recommended for the meaning 'question' -- an enquiry about her health. Compare -- an official ~ into the incident.

The Bbi combinatory dictionary of English, a guide to word combinations.      Комбинаторный словарь английского языка Bbi. Руководство по словосочетаниям.