How to request someone for something

re·​quest | \ ri-ˈkwest \1 : the act or an instance of asking for something2 : something asked for granted her request3 : the condition or fact of being requested available on req

How to request someone for something

re·​quest | \ ri-ˈkwest

How to pronounce request (audio)

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1 : the act or an instance of asking for something

2 : something asked for granted her request3 : the condition or fact of being requested available on request4 : the state of being sought after : demand

requested; requesting; requests

transitive verb

1 : to make a request to or of requested her to write a paper

2 : to ask as a favor or privilege requests to be excused

3 obsolete : to ask (a person) to come or go to a thing or place

4 : to ask for requested a brief delay

Choose the Right Synonym for request

Verb

ask, request, solicit mean to seek to obtain by making one's wants known. ask implies no more than the statement of the desire. ask a favor of a friend request implies greater formality and courtesy. requests the pleasure of your company solicit suggests a calling attention to one's wants or desires by public announcement or advertisement. a letter soliciting information

Examples of request in a Sentence

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First Known Use of request

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for request

Noun

Middle English requeste, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *requaesta, from feminine of requaestus, past participle of requaerere to require

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Request. Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/request. Accessed 6 Jun. 2022.MLA

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re·​quest | \ ri-ˈkwest

How to pronounce request (audio)

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1 : the act of asking for something

2 : something asked for He granted my request.

3 : the condition of being asked for Tickets are available on request.

1 : to ask something of someone He requested them to sing.

2 : to ask for I'm requesting a loan.

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