Inquired vs Acquired - What's the difference?

inquired | acquired |


As verbs the difference between inquired and acquired

is that inquired is (inquire) while acquired is (acquire).

As an adjective acquired is

(medicine) developed postfetally; not congenital.

inquired

English

Verb

(head)
  • (inquire)

  • inquire

    English

    Alternative forms

    * enquire (chiefly British)

    Verb

    (intransitive'' or ''transitive )
  • (lb) To ask (about something).
  • To make an inquiry or an investigation.
  • *
  • *:"A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day.A strong man—a strong one; and a heedless." ΒΆ "Of what party is he?" she inquired , as though casually.
  • Usage notes

    * In British English, the spelling enquire' is more common, with '''inquire''' often reserved for official inquests. In Canada and the US, both spellings are acceptable, though ' inquire is favored.

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * inquire after * inquire of

    See also

    * inquest * inquisition * inquisitive * inquisitor English reporting verbs ----

    acquired

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (acquire)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (medicine) Developed postfetally; not congenital.