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Verb inquire has 3 senses
- ask, inquire, enquire - inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
--1 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
They inquire whether there was a traffic accident
- wonder, inquire, enquire - have a wish or desire to know something; "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
--2 is one way to question, query
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
- investigate, inquire, enquire - conduct an inquiry or investigation of; "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"; "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady"
--3 is one way to probe, examine
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody