request


request
[[t]rɪkwe̱st[/t]]
♦♦
requests, requesting, requested
1) VERB If you request something, you ask for it politely or formally. [FORMAL]

[V n] Mr Dennis said he had requested access to a telephone...

[V that] She had requested that the door to her room be left open.

2) VERB If you request someone to do something, you politely or formally ask them to do it. [FORMAL]

[V n to-inf] They requested him to leave...

[V n to-inf] Students are requested to park at the rear of the Department. [Also V with quote]

3) N-COUNT: oft N for n, N that/to-inf If you make a request, you politely or formally ask someone to do something.

France had agreed to his request for political asylum...

Vietnam made an official request that the meeting be postponed.

4) N-COUNT A request is a song or piece of music which someone has asked a performer or disc jockey to play.

If you have any requests, I'd be happy to play them for you.

5) PHRASE If you do something at someone's request, you do it because they have asked you to.

The evacuation is being organised at the request of the United Nations Secretary General.

6) PHRASE If something is given or done on request, it is given or done whenever you ask for it.

Leaflets giving details are available on request...

Chambermaids will bring an iron or hair dryer on request.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • request — [ri kwest′] n. [ME < OFr requeste < ML requesta < fem. pp. of VL * requaerere: see REQUIRE] 1. the act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition 2. something asked for [to grant a request] 3. the state of …   English World dictionary

  • Request — Re*quest (r[ e]*kw[hand]st ), n. [OE. requeste, OF. requeste, F. requ[^e]te, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L. requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See {Require}, and cf. {Quest}.] 1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Request — Re*quest (r? kw?st ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Requested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requesting}.] [Cf. OF. requester, F. requ[^e]ter.] 1. To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Request — may refer to: *a question *in computer science, a message sent between objects *Request TV, a defunct pay per view service …   Wikipedia

  • Request — (englisch für Anfrage) steht für einen US amerikanischen Hersteller, siehe ReQuest Inc. die Anfrage eines Clients an einen Server im Client Server Modell Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • request — The noun is commonly followed by for (a request for more time). The verb, unlike ask, cannot be used in constructions of the type ☒ We requested them for more time; the correct sequence is either We requested more time from them or We requested… …   Modern English usage

  • request — [n] question or petition appeal, application, asking, begging, call, commercial, demand, desire, entreaty, inquiry, invitation, offer, prayer, recourse, requisition, solicitation, suit, supplication; concept 662 Ant. answer, reply request [v] ask …   New thesaurus

  • request — vb *ask, solicit Analogous words: *beg, entreat, beseech, implore, supplicate, importune: appeal, petition, sue, pray (see under PRAYER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • request — ► NOUN 1) an act of asking politely or formally for something. 2) a thing that is asked for in such a way. ► VERB 1) politely or formally ask for. 2) politely or formally ask (someone) to do something. DERIVATIVES requester noun …   English terms dictionary

  • request — I n. 1) to file, make, submit a request (to file a request with the appropriate authorities; she has a request to make of us; to submit a request to the mayor s office) 2) to act on; honor a request 3) to deny, reject a request 4) a desperate,… …   Combinatory dictionary


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