Definition of enquiry in US English:



  • another term for inquiry
    • ‘Many of the detectives who made inquiries in the early days of the investigation have been re-interviewed.’
    • ‘Their inclusion is still to be tested at a public inquiry into the plan.’
    • ‘Officers conducted door-to-door inquiries while forensic experts examined the inside of the house for clues.’
    • ‘Detectives said house-to-house inquiries and searches by trained officers were likely to continue over the next few days.’
    • ‘Our inquiry is inquisitorial, it is not adversarial in conduct or indeed character.’
    • ‘It was essential that the plan underwent the scrutiny of a public inquiry, he said.’
    • ‘Today the detective leading the inquiry made a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward.’
    • ‘The man, who has not been named, was released on police bail pending further inquiries and forensic tests.’
    • ‘However, this written evidence was not tested at the inquiry and so carries less weight.’
    • ‘A public inquiry and judicial review is awaited and a housing market crash looms ever closer.’
    • ‘Thank you for your inquiry relating to the position of the arm as the bowler releases the ball.’
    • ‘Efforts to trace him have so far failed despite an appeal and continued inquiries by detectives at taxi firms around the town.’
    • ‘At the height of the investigation more than 80 detectives were involved in inquiries.’
    • ‘The original bed has been taken away for examination and our inquiries are continuing.’
    • ‘The public inquiry held in January examined two applications for the development.’
    • ‘If the inquiry needs tests, whether scientific or otherwise, so much the better.’
    • ‘I met him last year, and he impressed me as a cop who had quickly grasped that racing inquiries needed forensic detection skills.’
    • ‘But we have to be careful how we embark on our post-incident inquiries and analysis.’
    • ‘Detectives launched an inquiry after the woman's body was found just after midnight on Saturday.’
    • ‘Detectives launched a murder inquiry and carried out house-to-house inquiries.’