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Related / Similar Words: require, expect, inquire, enquire, necessitate, postulate, need, take, involve, call for, demand

 

Definition:
  • make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan";
  • consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren''t we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons";
  • inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times";
  • direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question";
  • address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother";
  • require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnapers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage";
  • require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert";;

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    See Also: invite, ask in, ask over, ask round, ask out, invite out, take out

     

    Hyponyms: request, solicit, call, pry, consult, confer with, question, query, interrogate, claim, take, exact, govern, draw, cost, cry out for, cry for, imply, involve

     

    Grouped Verbs: inquire, enquire, claim, take, exact

     

    Derivational Morphology: expectation, outlook, prospect, requirement, demand, inquirer, enquirer, questioner, querier, asker, question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation, questioning, inquiring, need, want, necessity, essential, requisite, necessary

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: lut and pyet   Bosnian: pitati  
    Bulgarian: моля and питам   Catalan: demanar and preguntar  
    Chinese:   Croatian: moliti and pitati  
    Danish: bede and spørge   Dutch: vragen  
    Esperanto: demandi and peti   Estonian: küsima and paluma  
    Finnish: kysyä and pyytää   French: demander  
    German: bitten and fragen   Greek: παρακαλώ and ρωτώ  
    Hebrew: לבקש and לשאול   Hindi: पूछना  
    Hungarian: kér and kérdez   Icelandic: spyrja  
    Ido: demandar and questionar   Indonesian: minta and tanya  
    Irish: ceistigh and iarr   Italian: chiedere  
    Japanese: 聞く   Korean: 묻다 and 청하다  
    Latin: quaerere and rogare   Norwegian: be and spørre  
    Portuguese: pedir and perguntar   Romanian: întreba and cere  
    Russian: просить and спрашивать   Slovak: pýtať sa and žiadať  
    Slovenian: prositi and vprašati   Spanish: pedir and preguntar  
    Swahili: kuomba and kuuliza   Swedish: be and fråga  
    Turkish: dilemek and sormak   Vietnamese: cầu xin and hỏi  
    Welsh: gofyn   Yiddish: בעטן and פֿרעגן  
     
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