Friday, January 20, 2012

Word of the Day-17

inquiry [
noun (QUESTION) ]
sorgu, anket, araştırma, bahis, danışma, sondaj

- (the process of asking) a question
  • I've been making inquiries about/into the cost of a round-the-world ticket.
  • (Formal) Inquiry into the matter is pointless - no one will tell you anything.
inquiry [noun (PROCESS)]
an official process to discover the facts about something bad that has happened
  • a judicial inquiry
  • Citizens have demanded a full inquiry into the government's handling of the epidemic.
inquire after sb
to ask for information about someone, especially about their health, in order to be polite
  • She inquired after his grandfather's health.
inquire into sth
to try to discover the facts about something
  • When the authorities inquired into his background, they found he had a criminal record.
inquire within
written on a notice on a building, meaning that information can be found inside
  • Saturday staff needed - Inquire within.
(of someone's behaviour) always wanting to learn new things, or (of someone's expression) wanting to know something
  • You have a very inquiring mind, don't you?
  • He gave her an inquiring look.
inquiringly [ adverb]
  • She looked at her mother inquiringly.

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