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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ask (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to call on for an answer - she asked him about his trip
b) to put a question about - asking her whereabouts
c) - speak utter ask a question
2.
a) to make a request of - she asked her teacher for help
b) to make a request for - she asked help from her teacher
3.
to call for - require a challenge that will ask much of us
4.
to set as a price - asked $3000 for the car
5.
intransitive verb
- invite
1.
to seek information
2.
to make a request - asked for food
3.
- look often used in the phrase ask for trouble
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ask (verb)
1.
to put a question or questions to
SYNONIMS:
catechize, grill, inquire (of), interrogate, query, question, quiz
RELATED WORDS:
besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, survey
NEAR ANTONYMS:
rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duck
answer, reply, respond
ask (verb)
2.
to make a request of
SYNONIMS:
hit (up), request, solicit
RELATED WORDS:
appeal (to), beg, beseech, conjure, entreat, implore, importune, invite, invoke, petition, plead (to), pray, supplicate; demand, enjoin, exact, press, require
call on ( upon)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, require
ask (verb)
3.
to set or receive as a price
SYNONIMS:
ask, command, demand
RELATED WORDS:
overcharge, undercharge; bring, fetch, sell (for); discount, mark down, mark up; assess, bill, invoice; price, value
ask (verb)
4.
to request the presence or participation of
SYNONIMS:
ask, bid
RELATED WORDS:
solicit; beckon, call, summon
ask (verb)
1.
to make a request for
SYNONIMS:
bespeak, call (for), desire, plead (for), quest, request, seek, solicit, speak (for), sue (for)
RELATED WORDS:
apply (for), beg (for), claim, clamor (for), importune, urge, wish (for); demand, enjoin, exact, insist (on), petition (for), press (for), require, requisition; invite, invoke
ask (verb)
2.
to act so as to make (something) more likely
SYNONIMS:
ask (for), flirt (with), invite, woo
RELATED WORDS:
angle (for), fish (for); hunt, search, seek; provoke, tempt
ask (verb)
3.
to give a request or demand for
SYNONIMS:
ask (for), put in (for), request, requisition
RELATED WORDS:
commission, solicit; charter, hire, license ( licence)
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