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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 of petition adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, plea, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplicationWords Related to petition 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 of petition appeal (to), beseech, besiege, conjure, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, beg, plead (to), pray, solicit, supplicateWords Related to petition bludge [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, requireNear Antonyms of petition hint, imply, intimate, suggest; appease, conciliate, gratify, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content, quiet



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