ask for

phrasal verb

asked for; asking for; asks for
: to request to see or talk to (someone)
Unhappy with the service, he asked for the store manager.
There's someone on the phone asking for you.

Examples of ask for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Republicans tried and failed twice on the floor to get around Tuberville, asking for his consent to confirm dozens of individual nominees. Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 27 Nov. 2023 The boards A week into summer workouts, Dutcher was asked for an early assessment of his team. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2023 The Energy Department is asking for bid prices to add around 3 million barrels to the strategic petroleum reserve. Bret Baier, Fox News, 24 Nov. 2023 Some years ago, the adult child of a patient with a necrotic foot asked for a wound consult. Julie Roskamp, STAT, 24 Nov. 2023 In our third-favorite Friends Thanksgiving episode, The One With All the Thanksgivings, Cox’s character Monica Gellar infamously wears a turkey over her head with sunglasses and a hat and dances for the late Matthew Perry’s character Chandler Bing in order to ask for forgiveness. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 The Carter family continues to ask for privacy and remains grateful for the outpouring of love and support. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 23 Nov. 2023 But when Garcia asked for help with topics the class had already covered, the teacher confronted Garcia again shortly before 2:30 p.m., the affidavit said. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2023 The lender runs a soft credit check on applicants, then asks for a down payment at the time of purchase along with an agreement to make between four and six payments at two-week intervals, though terms vary. Cora Lewis, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 See More

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