Thesaurus

ask

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ask

  1. 1 to put a question or questions to my coworkers asked me all about my trip to Machu Picchu Synonyms of ask catechize, grill, inquire (of), interrogate, query, question, quiz Words Related to ask besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, survey Near Antonyms of ask rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duck Antonyms of ask answer, reply, respond

  2. 2 to make a request of ask the salesclerk for assistance Synonyms of ask hit (up), request, solicit Words Related to ask appeal (to), beg, beseech, conjure, entreat, implore, importune, invite, invoke, petition, plead (to), pray, supplicate; demand, enjoin, exact, press, require Phrases call on (or upon) Near Antonyms of ask coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, require

  3. 3 to set or receive as a price they are only asking $300 for that antique grandfather clock Synonyms of ask charge, command, demandWords Related to ask overcharge, undercharge; bring, fetch, sell (for); discount, mark down, mark up; assess, bill, invoice; price, value

  4. 4 to request the presence or participation of a fixture on the party circuit, that couple is always asking people over for dinner Synonyms of ask invite, bidWords Related to ask solicit; beckon, call, summon

Synonym Discussion of ask

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


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