Annex vs Inquire - What's the difference?

annex | inquire |

As verbs the difference between annex and inquire

is that annex is to add something to another thing; to incorporate while inquire is (lb) to ask (about something).

As a noun annex

is an addition, an extension.



Alternative forms

* annexe (UK, Australia, New Zealand)

Etymology 1

, from (etyl) (m).


  • An addition, an extension.
  • An appendix.
  • An addition or extension to a building.
  • An addition to the territory of a country or state, from a neighbouring country or state, normally by military force.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • To add something to another thing; to incorporate.
  • The ancient city of Petra was annexed by Rome.
  • *
  • To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.
  • to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt
  • To join; to be united.
  • (Tooke)
    Derived terms
    * annexable * annexure * annexation * annexational * annexationism * annexationist
    * separate



    Alternative forms

    * enquire (chiefly British)


    (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.


    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * inquire after * inquire of

    See also

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