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Definition 1: express the need or desire for - [verb of communication]

Samples where ask for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She requested an extra bed in her room
  • She called for room service
  • when you call, always ask for Mary

Synonyms for ask for in the sense of this definition

(ask for is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask to be informed of

"I demand an explanation"

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

(ask for has a similar meaning as ...) request the participation or presence of

"The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask to enter

"We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"

(... is a kind of ask for ) express a desire for

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask to obtain free

"beg money and food"

(... is a kind of ask for ) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter" "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

(... is a kind of ask for ) invite someone to one's house

"Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"

(... is a kind of ask for ) call a meeting; invite or command to meet

"The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'" "The new dean calls meetings every week"

(... is a kind of ask for ) make a date

"Has he asked you out yet?" "He asekd me to a dance"

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask for permission to be released from an engagement

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask for identification

"The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

(... is a kind of ask for ) make a request for something

"Order me some flowers" "order a work stoppage"

(... is a kind of ask for ) make a request or demand for something to somebody

"She asked him for a loan"

(... is a kind of ask for ) request an encore, from a performer

(... is a kind of ask for ) write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

(... is a kind of ask for ) request urgently and forcefully

"The victim's family is demanding compensation" "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately" "She demanded to see the manager"

(... is a kind of ask for ) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

"appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer

"supplicate God's blessing"

(... is a kind of ask for ) ask (for something)

"He applied for a leave of absence" "She applied for college" "apply for a job"

(... is a kind of ask for ) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce" "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

(... is a kind of ask for ) obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance

"We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"

(... is a kind of ask for ) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

"reserve me a seat on a flight" "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family" "please hold a table at Maxim's"

Definition 2: increase the likelihood of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where ask for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ask for trouble
  • invite criticism

Synonyms for ask for in the sense of this definition

(ask for is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

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