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English noun: request

1. request (communication) a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority


Synonymspetition, postulation


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, application, collection, demand, ingathering, solicitation

2. request (communication) the verbal act of requesting


Synonymsasking


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, billing, call, callback, charge, entreaty, indirect request, inquiring, invitation, notice, notification, order, orison, petition, prayer, prayer, questioning, recall, trick or treat, wish


English verb: request

1. request (communication) express the need or desire for; ask for


SamplesShe requested an extra bed in her room.
She called for room service.


Synonymsbespeak, call for, quest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, apply, arrogate, ask, ask in, ask out, ask over, ask round, beg, beg, beg off, book, call, call for, challenge, claim, claim, demand, demand, desire, encore, excuse, hold, invite, invite, invite, invite out, invoke, lay claim, order, petition, reserve, reserve, solicit, supplicate, take out, tap


Verb groupcall for, invite

2. request (communication) ask (a person) to do something


SamplesShe asked him to be here at noon.
I requested that she type the entire manuscript.


ExamplesThey request him to write the letter, They request to move


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)ask


Narrower (hyponym)bid, call, declare oneself, enjoin, invite, offer, order, pop the question, propose, say, tell

3. request (communication) inquire for (information)


SamplesI requested information from the secretary.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)enquire, inquire, wonder


Narrower (hyponym)seek









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