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Definition 1: a request for information - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for inquiring in the sense of this definition

(inquiring is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of inquiring ) questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

"his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"

(... is a kind of inquiring ) an instance of questioning

"there was a question about my training" "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

(... is a kind of inquiring ) formal systematic questioning

Definition 2: given to inquiry - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inquiring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inquiring mind

(inquiring is similar to ...) designed to find information or ascertain facts

"a fact-finding committee" "investigative reporting"

(inquiring is similar to ...) inquiring or appearing to inquire

"an inquiring look" "the police are proverbially inquisitive"

(inquiring is similar to ...) having the authority to conduct official investigations

"the inquisitorial power of the Senate"

(inquiring is similar to ...) marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor

"the press was inquisitorial to the point of antagonism" "a practical police force with true inquisitorial talents"

(inquiring is similar to ...) diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation

"a probing inquiry" "a searching investigation of their past dealings"

(means also ...) eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

"a curious child is a teacher's delight" "a trap door that made me curious" "curious investigators" "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers" "curious about the neighbor's doings"

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