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request

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noun re·quest \ri-ˈkwest\

Simple Definition of request

  • : an act of politely or formally asking for something

  • : something (such as a song) that a person asks for

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of request

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of asking for something

  2. 2 :  something asked for <granted her request>

  3. 3 :  the condition or fact of being requested <available on request>

  4. 4 :  the state of being sought after :  demand

Examples of request in a sentence

  1. They made a request to begin work immediately.

  2. She filed a formal request for more information.

  3. At your request, I am enclosing a full refund of your payment.

  4. Troops were sent at the request of our allies.

  5. This next song is a request from one of our listeners.



Origin and Etymology of request

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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request

verb re·quest

Simple Definition of request

  • : to ask for (something) in a polite or formal way

  • : to ask (someone) to do something in a polite or formal way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of request

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a request to or of <requested her to write a paper>

  3. 2 :  to ask as a favor or privilege <requests to be excused>

  4. 3 obsolete :  to ask (a person) to come or go to a thing or place

  5. 4 :  to ask for <requested a brief delay>

requester

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requestor

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Examples of request in a sentence

  1. The governor will request that the legislature raise taxes.

  2. Gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie.



1533

First Known Use of request

1533

Synonym Discussion of request

ask, question, interrogate, query, inquire mean to address a person in order to gain information. ask implies no more than the putting of a question <ask for directions>. question usually suggests the asking of series of questions <questioned them about every detail of the trip>. interrogate suggests formal or official systematic questioning <the prosecutor interrogated the witness all day>. query implies a desire for authoritative information or confirmation <queried a librarian about the book>. inquire implies a searching for facts or for truth often specifically by asking questions <began to inquire of friends and teachers what career she should pursue>.

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>.


REQUEST Defined for Kids

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request

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noun re·quest \ri-ˈkwest\

Definition of request for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of asking for something

  2. 2 :  something asked for <He granted my request.>

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




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verb re·quest

Definition of request for Students

requested

requesting

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

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





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