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noun re·quest \ri-ˈkwest\

: an act of politely or formally asking for something

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

Full Definition of REQUEST

1
:  the act or an instance of asking for something
2
:  something asked for <granted her request>
3
:  the condition or fact of being requested <available on request>
4
:  the state of being sought after :  demand
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Examples of REQUEST

  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 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

2request

verb

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

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

Full Definition of REQUEST

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>
re·quest·er or re·quest·or \-ˈkwes-tər\ noun

Examples of REQUEST

  1. The governor will request that the legislature raise taxes.
  2. Gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie.

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>.
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1request

noun re·quest \ri-ˈkwest\

Definition of REQUEST for Kids

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.>

2request

verb
re·quest·edre·quest·ing

Definition of REQUEST for Kids

1
:  to ask something of someone <He requested them to sing.>
2
:  to ask for <I'm requesting a loan.>

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