- 1query something | query what, whether, etc… to express doubt about whether something is correct or not We queried the bill as it seemed far too high. I'm not in a position to query their decision.
- 2+ speech to ask a question ‘Who will be leading the team?’ queried Simon. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: anglicized form of the Latin imperative quaere!, used in the 16th cent. in English as a verb in the sense ‘inquire’ and as a noun meaning ‘query’, from Latin quaerere
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪəri//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪri//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they query
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪəri//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪri//he / she / it queries
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪəriz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪriz//past simple queried
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪərid//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪrid//past participle queried
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪərid//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪrid//-ing form querying
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪəriɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪriɪŋ//