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



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