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I grew up in a Jewish family, and we have raised our children in a Jewish tradition. Religion gives a framework for moral enquiry in young minds and points us to questions beyond the material.
Michael Sandel

Meaning of "enquiry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENQUIRY

enquiry  [ɪnˈkwaɪərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENQUIRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Enquiry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ENQUIRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Inquiry

An inquiry is any process that has the aim of augmenting knowledge, resolving doubt, or solving a problem. A theory of inquiry is an account of the various types of inquiry and a treatment of the ways that each type of inquiry achieves its aim.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENQUIRY


aiery
ˈaɪərɪ
briary
ˈbraɪərɪ
briery
ˈbraɪərɪ
diary
ˈdaɪərɪ
expiry
ɪkˈspaɪərɪ
fiery
ˈfaɪərɪ
firie
ˈfaɪərɪ
friary
ˈfraɪərɪ
inquiry
ɪnˈkwaɪərɪ
lire
ˈlɪərɪ
miry
ˈmaɪərɪ
perspiry
pəˈspaɪərɪ
praemunire
ˌpriːmjʊˈnaɪərɪ
priory
ˈpraɪərɪ
quagmiry
ˈkwæɡˌmaɪərɪ
query
ˈkwɪərɪ
spiry
ˈspaɪərɪ
theory
ˈθɪərɪ
unmiry
ʌnˈmaɪərɪ
wiry
ˈwaɪərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENQUIRY

enosis
enough
enounce
enouncement
enow
enphytotic
enplane
enprint
enquire
enquirer
enrace
enrage
enraged
enragedly
enragement
enranckle
enrange
enrank
enrapt
enrapture

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENQUIRY

airy
airy-fairy
board of inquiry
commission of inquiry
committee of inquiry
court of inquiry
dairy
fairy
glairy
hairy
judicial enquiry
judicial inquiry
lairy
non-dairy
parliamentary inquiry
public enquiry
public inquiry
tooth fairy
triumviry
vairy

Synonyms and antonyms of enquiry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENQUIRY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «enquiry» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of enquiry

Translation of «enquiry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENQUIRY

Find out the translation of enquiry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of enquiry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «enquiry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

查询
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

indagación
570 millions of speakers

English

enquiry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जांच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِسْتِعْلام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

запрос
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

indagação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুসন্ধান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enquête
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Siasatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anfrage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

問い合わせ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

nakoni, nyelidiki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

câu hỏi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விசாரணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चौकशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soruşturma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

domanda
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zapytanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

запит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

investigații
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έρευνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondersoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utredning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forespørsel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of enquiry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENQUIRY»

The term «enquiry» is very widely used and occupies the 9.941 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of enquiry
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENQUIRY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «enquiry» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «enquiry» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about enquiry

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4 QUOTES WITH «ENQUIRY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word enquiry.
1
Saint Basil
The woman who purposely destroys her unborn child is guilty of murder. With us there is no nice enquiry as to its being formed or unformed.
2
John Biddle
After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.
3
Bridget Riley
As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge.
4
Michael Sandel
I grew up in a Jewish family, and we have raised our children in a Jewish tradition. Religion gives a framework for moral enquiry in young minds and points us to questions beyond the material.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENQUIRY»

Discover the use of enquiry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to enquiry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Enquiry
A closed-door enquiry has found a jockey guilty of the lowest possible crime--throwing a race for money.
Dick Francis, 2007
2
Approaches to Social Enquiry: Advancing Knowledge
Since its initial publication, this highly respected book has provided students with a much needed critical review of the major research paradigms in the social sciences and the logics or strategies of enquiry associated with them.
Norman Blaikie, 2007
3
Hume: An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding: And Other ...
This volume, which presents a modified version of the definitive 1772 edition of the work, offers helpful annotation for the student reader, together with an introduction that sets this profoundly influential work in its philosophical and ...
Stephen Buckle, 2007
4
Xenophon: Ethical Principles and Historical Enquiry
This book explores some of the ethical and historical dimensions of this oeuvre.
Fiona Hobden, Christopher Tuplin, 2012
5
Modest Enquiry Into Nature of Witchcraft
First printed in 1702, this eyewitness account of the Salem Village witchcraft trials, and the events leading up to them, was written by Reverend John Hale, who concludes that it was Satan, not the witches, who used the manipulation of ...
John Hale, 2006
6
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
David Hume. SECTION IX. Conclusion of the Whole. PART I. IT may justly appear surprizing, that any Man, in so late an Age, should find it requisite to prove, by elaborate Reasonings, that VIRTUE or PERSONAL MERIT consists altogether in  ...
David Hume, 1751
7
A Manual of Scientific Enquiry: Prepared for the Use of ...
these subjects, fraught with so much importance to many branches of scientific enquiry, may be said to have been entirely owing to want of means and appliances ; but when the practical necessity for such information became apparent, the ...
Sir John Frederick William Herschel, Robert Main, 1871
8
Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry
This beautifully illustrated book shatters the romantic myth of the Middle East as a racial utopia, shedding new light on the region today.
Bernard Lewis, 1992
9
Robert Boyle: A Free Enquiry Into the Vulgarly Received ...
An important treatise by one of the leading mechanical philosophers of the seventeenth century.
Robert Boyle, Edward B. Davis, Michael Hunter, 1996
10
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
This edition places the work in its historical and philosophical context. - ;'Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.
David Hume, Peter Millican, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENQUIRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term enquiry is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ex-Sainsbury's boss to lead Cook Corfu enquiry
An ex-Sainsbury's boss is to lead an independent review of Thomas Cook's customer health and safety, in the wake of the Corfu deaths. «TTG Digital, Jul 15»
2
Arsenal Transfer News: Striker blow, defender enquiry, £43m …
Napoli's president Aurelio De Laurentiis is said to have dismissed the offer from the FA Cup winners. Arsenal's pre-season preparations have ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners 'make enquiry over move for Roma's …
Arsenal have reportedly made an enquiry over a possible transfer move for Roma's Kostas Manolas. The Gunners have requested information ... «Metro, Jul 15»
4
Himachal CD row: Virbhadra Singh orders detailed enquiry
"The Inspector General of Police (CID), Rakesh Aggarwal would hold the enquiry into the source, content, identification, leak and forensic and ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
5
Tory councillor could face conduct enquiry
Tory councillor could face conduct enquiry. Published 08/07/15. A HENLEY town councillor could face an investigation into his conduct during a council meeting. «Henley Standard, Jul 15»
6
Tivoli Enquiry to resume September 7
Commission Chairman Sir David Simmons told the enquiry today that the International Seabed Authority needs the facilities at the Jamaica ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
7
Enquiry sheds doubt on beheading of French monks in Algeria
A long-running enquiry into the deaths of seven monks beheaded during the Algerian civil war in the 1990s cast doubt on the official version of ... «Qantara.de, Jul 15»
8
Jersey's Youth Enquiry Service offers help to young islanders …
Jersey's Youth Enquiry Service have been posting messages on social media to remind young islanders the service is available for anyone ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
9
“No foul play” rules AMU Enquiry Committee regarding MBBS/BDS …
An enquiry committee consisting of Professor Faizan Mustafa, Professor Mohammad Mian, and Justice Imitiyaz Murtaza was setup which ... «TwoCircles.net, Jul 15»
10
Ready for judicial or CBI enquiry, says St. Stephen`s principal
New Delhi: St. Stephen's College principal Valson Thampu on Monday said that his college was ready for a judicial or CBI enquiry, after a ... «Zee News, Jul 15»

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