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ask

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1 to put a question or questions to

  • my coworkers asked me all about my trip to Machu Picchu
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2 to make a request of

  • ask the salesclerk for assistance
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call on (or upon)

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3 to set or receive as a price

  • they are only asking $300 for that antique grandfather clock
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4 to request the presence or participation of

  • a fixture on the party circuit, that couple is always asking people over for dinner
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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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