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request

2 verb
     
request2 S3 [transitive]
formal to ask for something in a polite or formal way:
To request more information, please call our toll free number.
You have to request permission if you want to take any photographs.
request that
The prosecution has requested that all charges against Hodgkins are dropped.
request somebody to do something
All club members are requested to attend the annual meeting.
request something from somebody
The Police Committee requested a grant from the Government to cover the extra expense.
WORD FOCUS: ask WORD FOCUS: ask
request to officially ask for something
consult
to ask someone for advice
demand
to ask for something very forcefully
nag
/pester to keep asking for something many times, in an annoying way
beg
/plead to ask for something in an anxious or urgent way, because you want it very much
question
/interrogate to ask someone questions - used especially about the police or the army
grill
informal to ask someone a lot of difficult questions
cross-examine
to ask someone questions in court - used about lawyers
poll
to ask a lot of people for their opinion about something


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ask

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