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I am looking for a word to use for when someone who cares about someone else wants to know how they are doing. The context this is in is that Person A injured themselves, and Person B, who cares for Person A, wants to know if they are O.K. (immediately after the injury).

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  • Sally called and asked after you. OR: Sally called and wanted to know how you're doing. OR: Sally called and asked me how the surgery went. Etc. – aparente001 May 10 '17 at 6:01
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Inquire after means to ask about someone's health and in my opinion carries the connotation of concern and interest. Although, you could inquire after with a false concern. But, then you are just being a jerk.

To inquire after: To ask about the health or condition of (someone).

(This is according to The Free Dictionary)

  • Thanks for the answer! I feel that inquire might sound too formal, as the two people are very close friends and it was only a minor injury. Do you know if there are any other words that might be similar to inquire, but not as formal-sounding? – Jack Zhang May 9 '17 at 22:34

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