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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


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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