Act 2, Sc. 1, lines 1-24: How does Polonius want Reynaldo to do what he asks of him?

Polonius. Give him this money and these notes, Reynaldo.

Reynaldo. I will, my lord.

Polonius. You shall do marvellous wisely, good Reynaldo,

Before you visit him, to make inquire

Of his behaviour

Reynaldo. My lord, i did intend it.

Polonius. Marry, well said, very well said. Look you, sir,

Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris,

And how, and who, what means, and where they keep,

What company, at what expense; finding

By this encompassment and drift of question

That they do know my son, come you more nearer

Than you particular demands will touch it.

Take you as 'twere some distant knowledge of him,

As thus, 'I know his father, and his friends,

And in part him.' Do you mark this , Reynaldo?

Reynaldo. Ay, very well, my lord,

Polonius. 'And in part him. But,' you may say, 'not well;

But if't be he I mean, he's very wild,

Addicted so and so' - and there put on him

What forferies you please - marry. none so rank

As may dishonour him - take heed of that -

But, sir, such wanton, wild, and usual slips

As are companies noted and most known

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Polonius wants his servant to inquire about Laertes anonymously, inferring he doesn't want his inquiries to get back to Laertes. Polonius believes that in this way his servant can glean the truth. In other words, no one will know it's his father asking, thus, they''ll be more likely to tell the truth.