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request

re·quest

request

 
pronunciation:
rih kwest
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of asking for something, or the wish that is expressed.
The patient is making frequent requests for additional pain relief.The company has received many requests for modification of the product.The king granted his minister's request.The school is not able to fulfill the requests of all parents.
synonyms:
solicitation
similar words:
behest, desire
definition 2: a formal petition or written statement asking for something.
The committee is drafting a request for funding.We filled out a request for a new machine, and we submitted it two months ago.
synonyms:
application, petition, requisition
similar words:
bid
definition 3: something that is asked for.
White roses were the bride's request.The band will play requests from the audience.
synonyms:
appeal, desire
similar words:
call
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: requested, requesting, requests
definition 1: to ask for (something), esp. in a courteous or formal manner.
The customer requested a table by the window.His attorney requested a recess.
synonyms:
ask for, desire
similar words:
beg for, beseech, call for, entreat, implore, petition, solicit, supplicate, wish
definition 2: to ask or beg in order to do something or in order that someone else do something.
She requested to leave the meeting early.Her boss requested her to accompany him on the trip.The teacher requested that the essays be typed neatly.The judge requested that defendant remain seated.
synonyms:
adjure, ask
similar words:
appeal to, beseech, bid, crave, entreat, implore, petition, seek, supplicate
derivation: requester (n.)
Word Parts
The word request contains the following part:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek