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Definition 1: the verbal act of requesting - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for request in the sense of this definition

(request is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of request ) a request for something to be made, supplied, or served

"I gave the waiter my order" "the company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle"

(... is a kind of request ) a request for information

(... is a kind of request ) a request by children on Halloween; they pass from door to door asking for goodies and threatening to play tricks on those who refuse

(... is a kind of request ) request for payment of a debt

"they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

(... is a kind of request ) a request

"many calls for Christmas stories" "not many calls for buggywhips"

(... is a kind of request ) reverent petition to a deity

(... is a kind of request ) earnest or urgent request

"an entreaty to stop the fighting" "an appeal for help" "an appeal to the public to keep calm"

(... is a kind of request ) a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something

"an invitation to lunch" "she threw the invitation away"

(... is a kind of request ) an expression of some desire or inclination

"I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave" "his crying was an indirect request for attention"

(... is a kind of request ) a request for payment

"the notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting"

(... is a kind of request ) a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)

Definition 2: a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for request in the sense of this definition

(request is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of request ) a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school

"December 31 is the deadline for applications"

(... is a kind of request ) request for a sum of money

"an appeal to raise money for starving children"

(... is a kind of request ) an urgent or peremptory request

"his demands for attention were unceasing"

Definition 3: express the need or desire for - [verb of communication]

Samples where request 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 request in the sense of this definition

(request is a kind of ...) transmit information

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

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

"I demand an explanation"

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

"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

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

"The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

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

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

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

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

"beg money and food"

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

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

(... is a kind of request ) 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 request ) make a date

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

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

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

"The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

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

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

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

"She asked him for a loan"

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

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

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

"supplicate God's blessing"

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

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

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

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

(... is a kind of request ) 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 4: ask (a person) to do something - [verb of communication]

Samples where request or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She asked him to be here at noon
  • I requested that she type the entire manuscript

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

"She asked him for a loan"

(... is a kind of request ) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

"I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"

(... is a kind of request ) order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role

"He was already called 4 times for jury duty" "They called him to active military duty"

(... is a kind of request ) ask someone in a friendly way to do something

(... is a kind of request ) ask (someone) to marry you

"he popped the question on Sunday night" "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months" "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"

Definition 5: inquire for (information) - [verb of communication]

Samples where request or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I requested information from the secretary

(request is a kind of ...) have a wish or desire to know something

"He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

(... is a kind of request ) inquire for

"seek directions from a local"

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