enquire-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Ask someone about, as a result of having a wish to know something about.

I enquired about their special today.
He had to enquire about directions several times.
She enquired who had built this beautiful church.

VerbNet: inquire-37.1.2
FrameNet: Questioning
PropBank: NP
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: Pursue information about as part of a (criminal) investigation.

The district attorney's office enquired reports of possible
irregularities in the accounting.
Enquire into the disappearance of this woman.
We must seriously enquire everything we think we know.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Criminal_investigation
PropBank: NP
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2