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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: requeste, from Vulgar Latin, from requaerere; REQUIRE

request

1 noun
     
re‧quest1 S2 W2 [countable]
1 a polite or formal demand for something
request for
They have made an urgent request for international aid.
request that
Anderson repeated his request that we postpone the meeting.
at somebody's request (=because someone asked for it to be done)
The study was done at the request of the Chairman.
on request (=if you ask for it)
Further details will be sent on request.
by request
There were no flowers at the funeral, by request.
2AMTAPM a piece of music that is played on the radio because someone has asked for it
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