inquire in‧quire [ɪnˈkwaɪə ǁ -ˈkwaɪr] also enquire verb [intransitive]
1. to ask someone for information:
inquire about

• Hundreds of prospective buyers have inquired about the auction.

inquire whether/​ when/​why etc

• Employers may not inquire whether an applicant has a disability.

— inquirer noun [countable] :

• Make sure you get the inquirer's name and address.

2. inquire within used on notices, especially in shop windows, to mean that you can find out more about something inside:

• Vacancies — inquire within.

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inquirer UK US /ɪnˈkwaɪərər/ noun [C] (UK also enquirer)
a person who asks for information about something: »

The company's head office in London can direct inquirers to their nearest outlet.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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