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English noun: petition

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

Synonymspostulation, request

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

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

2. petition (communication) reverent petition to a deity

Synonymsorison, prayer

Broader (hypernym)asking, request

Narrower (hyponym)benediction, blessing, blessing, collect, commination, deprecation, grace, intercession, invocation, prayer wheel, requiescat, supplication, thanksgiving

English verb: petition

1. petition (communication) write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

ExamplesThey petition to move

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

Broader (hypernym)bespeak, call for, quest, request

Narrower (hyponym)supplicate

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