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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
petition (noun)
1.
an earnest request - entreaty
2.
a) a formal written request made to an official person or organized body (as a court)
b) a document embodying such a formal written request
3.
something asked or requested
petition (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to make a request to - solicit to make a request , especially to make a formal written request
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
petition (noun)
an earnest request
SYNONIMS:
adjuration, appeal, conjuration, cry, desire, entreaty, petition, pleading, prayer, solicitation, suit, suppliance, supplication
RELATED WORDS:
application, requisition; call, claim, demand, insistence
petition (verb)
to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner
SYNONIMS:
appeal (to), beseech, besiege, conjure, entreat, impetrate, implore, importune, petition, plead (to), pray, solicit, supplicate
RELATED WORDS:
bludge [], cadge, mooch, sponge; ask, desire, invoke, request, sue; claim, coerce, command, compel, demand, force, insist, require
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hint, imply, intimate, suggest; appease, conciliate, gratify, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, please, satisfy; comfort, console, content, quiet
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