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query

que·ry

query

 
pronunciation:
kwi ri
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: queries
definition: a question.
Did you answer her queries about the job?
synonyms:
inquiry, question
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: queried, queries, querying
definition 1: to ask about.
She queried my reason for walking to work in the rain.
synonyms:
ask about
similar words:
investigate, probe, question, scrutinize, survey
definition 2: to question; to ask.
I queried him about his new friend.
synonyms:
ask, question
similar words:
challenge, dispute, examine, interrogate, pump, quiz, sound out, test
derivation: queryingly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word query contains the following part:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek