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petition

noun

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an earnest request
  • a flurry of petitions from eating and drinking establishments to be exempt from the new antismoking regulations

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petition

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of petition (Entry 2 of 2)

to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner
  • petitioned the judge to be excused from jury duty for financial hardship

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The first known use of petition was in the 14th century

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“Petition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/petition. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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