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Dictionary Definition

request

Noun

1 a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority [syn: petition, postulation]
2 the verbal act of requesting [syn: asking]

Verb

1 express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service" [syn: bespeak, call for, quest]
2 ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
3 inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From requeste (French: requête) < *requæsita < requisita.

Noun

  1. the act of requesting
  2. a formal message requesting something
  3. the state of being sought after

Synonyms

Translations

act of requesting
formal message requesting something
state of being sought after

Verb

  1. to express the need or desire for
  2. to ask somebody to do something

Synonyms

Translations

to express the need or desire for
to ask somebody to do something
  • Dutch: verzoeken
  • Finnish: pyytää, anoa
  • French: demander, prier
  • German: erbitten
  • Irish: iarr
  • Kurdish:
  • Latvian: prasīt, lūgt
  • Portuguese: pedir, solicitar
  • Romanian: cere, ruga
  • Swedish: anmoda, begära, uppmana

Extensive Definition

Request may refer to:
request in German: Request
request in French: Requête

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

appeal, application, apply for, ask, ask for, beg, beg leave, beseech, bespeak, call, call for, crave, demand, desire, entreat, entreaty, file for, importune, improper suggestion, indecent proposal, indent, insist on, instance, make a request, make a requisition, make application, motion, order, pass, petition, plea, plead for, pray, proposal, proposition, put in for, requisition, resolution, seek, sexual advance, solicit, solicitation, sue, suggestion, whistle for, wish
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