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petition

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of petition

  1. an earnest request <a flurry of petitions from eating and drinking establishments to be exempt from the new antismoking regulations> Synonyms adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, plea, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplicationRelated Words application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence




petition

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of petition

  1. to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner <petitioned the judge to be excused from jury duty for financial hardship> Synonyms appeal (to), beseech, besiege, conjure, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, beg, plead (to), pray, solicit, supplicateRelated Words bludge [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, requireNear Antonyms hint, imply, intimate, suggest; appease, conciliate, gratify, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content, quiet





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