Quir- Quest Words: “acquire” to “requisition”
Words from quir-, quisit-, quis-, que-, quer-, quest-,
-quirement, -quirable, -quisition, -quisitive
(Latin: ask, seek)
1. To get or obtain possession of something.
2. To learn or develop something.
1. The act of getting something.
2. Something that was recently bought or obtained.
3. Developing a new skill, practice, or way of doing things.
4. Some companies have an acquisitions department that is responsible for taking over other businesses or there may be a department of a library or museum that is responsible for obtaining and taking care of new items which have been acquired.
1. Eager to acquire things, especially possessions.
2. Curious, eager, and quick to learn.
1. To take control of a place by force of arms.
2. To win a victory over a people in war.
3. To overcome or gain control of something that is difficult to overcome.
4. To win someone’s love, affection, or admiration, often through strength of character or seduction, and sometimes somewhat against the person’s will.
1. Someone who has enjoyed great success in war and has defeated an enemy or enemies.
2. Someone who has overcome an opponent in a contest.
1. Taking control of a place or people by force of arms.
2. Something that has been acquired through force of arms, e.g., land, people, or goods.
3. Someone whose love, affection, or admiration has been won, often through strength of character or seduction, and sometimes perhaps against the person’s will.
A Spanish conqueror or adventurer, especially one of those who conquered Mexico, Peru, and Central America in the 16th century.
1. The underlying meaning is “sought after, choice, perfect.”
2. Very beautiful and delicate or intricate.
2. Perfect and delightful.
3. Sensitive and capable of detecting subtle differences.
1. An official presentation of the results of an investigation in front of a jury into the facts of a case such as a sudden unexpected death.
2. An investigation of the facts of a situation, particularly one that had an undesired outcome.
That which can be questioned or discovered; such as, the facts of a case.
inquire, enquire, inquiringly:
1. To ask a question.
2. To try to discover the facts of a case.
1. A formal investigation to determine the facts of a case.
2. A request for information.
1. A succession of detailed and relentless questions.
2. An inquiry or investigation that is harsh or unfair.
3. When capitalized, The Inquisition was an organization in the Roman Catholic Church founded in the 13th century to find, question, and sentence those who did not hold orthodox religious beliefs. The Spanish Inquisition lasted until the 19th century and was known for its harsh punishments and use of torture.
1. Eager for knowledge.
2. Too curious about other people’s business.
1. Someone who asks a succession of relentless and searching or hostile questions.
2. When capitalized, Inquisitor refers to someone who was an official working for the Roman Catholic Inquisition.
1. Resembling a formal inquiry, especially in using rigorous or relentless questioning.
2. Used to describe a trial in which one person is both judge and prosecutor.
1. Required beforehand, especially as a necessary condition for something that follows.
2. An object, quality, or condition that is required in order for something else to happen.
Quaere , invenire, vincere:
To seek, to find, to defeat (conquer).
Seek after truth.
A question that has been made.
1. A request for information.
2. A doubt or criticism.
1. A search, exploration, hunt, or pursuit of some objective or goal; to look for or to seek something.
2. A journey, expedition, or excursion in search of something; especially, one made by knights in medieval tales.
3. The object, target, or goal of a quest.
1. A request for information or for a reply, which usually ends with a question mark, if written, or on a rising intonation, if spoken.
2. A doubt or uncertainty about someone or something.
3. A matter that is the subject of discussion, debate, or negotiation.
4. A problem to be discussed or solved in an examination.
1. Open to doubt or disagreement.
2. Not respectable or morally proper.
A situation in which someone is asked a lot of questions, especially formally or officially, or an instance of this.
1. Unquestionable; indubitable [in DYOO bi tuh b'l]; indubitably [in DYOO bi tuh blee] (that which can not be doubted).
2. Asking no questions; unquestioning.
A set of questions used to gather information in a survey, or the printed paper that contains the questions. From French, formed from questionner, “to ask”.
1. To ask formally or courteously for something to be given or done.
2. To politely ask someone to do something; or as a noun, the act of politely asking or petitioning for something to be done or given..
1. To be in need of something or someone for a particular purpose.
2. To have something as a necessary precondition.
3. To insist that someone do something.
1. Necessary or appropriate.
2. Insisted upon or imposed as a condition.
1. Something that is needed for a particular purpose.
2. Anything that is obligatory or demanded.
3. An act or process of requiring something.
Necessary or indispensable for something; or, something that is necessary or indispensable.
1. A demand for something that is required.
2. A written or printed request for something that is needed.
3. The act or process of making a formal demand for something.
4. To demand and take something that is needed, especially for official or military use.