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request

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of request

  1. 1 an act or instance of asking for information <the medical columnist is unable to answer individual requests for specific information on various disorders> Synonyms call, inquiry, query, questionRelated Words interrogatory; poll, questionnaire, survey; inquisition, interrogating, interrogation, questioning; examination, exploration, inquest, investigation, probe, probing, research, studyNear Antonyms answer, reply, response

  2. 2 the state of being sought after especially for purchase <reliable babysitters are much in request, especially on weekends> Synonyms call, market, demandRelated Words bear market, bull market; buyer's market, seller's market




request

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of request

  1. 1 to give a request or demand for <a notice requesting that I report for jury duty on Monday morning> Synonyms ask (for), put in (for), order, requisitionRelated Words commission, solicit; charter, hire, license (also licence)

  2. 2 to make a request for <request extra ketchup for my fries> Synonyms bespeak, call (for), desire, plead (for), quest, ask, seek, solicit, speak (for), sue (for)Related Words apply (for), beg (for), claim, clamor (for), importune, urge, wish (for); demand, enjoin, exact, insist (on), petition (for), press (for), require, requisition; invite, invoke

  3. 3 to make a request of <a letter from the First Lady graciously requesting the chorus to perform at the White House> Synonyms hit (up), ask, solicitRelated Words appeal (to), beg, beseech, conjure, entreat, implore, importune, invite, invoke, petition, plead (to), pray, supplicate; demand, enjoin, exact, press, requireNear Antonyms coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, require




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