request


request
re|quest1 [ rı`kwest ] noun count ***
1. ) an act of asking for something in a polite or formal way:
request for: Requests for visas will be dealt with within 48 hours.
refuse/reject a request: Three banks have already refused his request for a loan.
grant a request (=give someone what they ask for): A formal request to meet with the ambassador has been granted.
make a request: She had made a request for the names of the previous owners.
a ) any requests? used for asking someone if they want anything:
I'm off to the supermarket any requests?
b ) at someone's request/at the request of someone used for saying that something will be done because someone has asked for it:
No photographs of the girl were printed, at the request of her family.
c ) on request used for saying that something will be done if someone asks for it:
Catalogs are available on request.
2. ) a piece of music that you ask a musician or a DJ to play:
He spent the entire evening at the piano playing requests.
request
re|quest 2 [ rı`kwest ] verb transitive **
1. ) to ask for something, or ask someone to do something, in a polite or formal way:
The pilot requested permission to land.
request that: We specifically requested that you should be informed.
request someone to do something: We intend to request the police to press charges against him.
Visitors are requested to register at the front desk.
2. ) to ask a musician or DJ to play a piece of music
request the pleasure of someone's company FORMAL
to invite someone formally to something:
The captain requests the pleasure of your company at dinner tonight.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • request — I noun appeal, application, asking, begging, behest, beseechment, bid, call, claim, demand, desideratum, entreaty, exaction, expressed desire, impetration, imploration, importunity, insistence, invitation, invocation, motion, obsecration, order,… …   Law dictionary

  • request — [ri kwest′] n. [ME < OFr requeste < ML requesta < fem. pp. of VL * requaerere: see REQUIRE] 1. the act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition 2. something asked for [to grant a request] 3. the state of …   English World dictionary

  • Request — Re*quest (r[ e]*kw[hand]st ), n. [OE. requeste, OF. requeste, F. requ[^e]te, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L. requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See {Require}, and cf. {Quest}.] 1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Request — Re*quest (r? kw?st ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Requested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requesting}.] [Cf. OF. requester, F. requ[^e]ter.] 1. To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Request — may refer to: *a question *in computer science, a message sent between objects *Request TV, a defunct pay per view service …   Wikipedia

  • Request — (englisch für Anfrage) steht für einen US amerikanischen Hersteller, siehe ReQuest Inc. die Anfrage eines Clients an einen Server im Client Server Modell Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • request — The noun is commonly followed by for (a request for more time). The verb, unlike ask, cannot be used in constructions of the type ☒ We requested them for more time; the correct sequence is either We requested more time from them or We requested… …   Modern English usage

  • request — [n] question or petition appeal, application, asking, begging, call, commercial, demand, desire, entreaty, inquiry, invitation, offer, prayer, recourse, requisition, solicitation, suit, supplication; concept 662 Ant. answer, reply request [v] ask …   New thesaurus

  • request — vb *ask, solicit Analogous words: *beg, entreat, beseech, implore, supplicate, importune: appeal, petition, sue, pray (see under PRAYER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • request — ► NOUN 1) an act of asking politely or formally for something. 2) a thing that is asked for in such a way. ► VERB 1) politely or formally ask for. 2) politely or formally ask (someone) to do something. DERIVATIVES requester noun …   English terms dictionary

  • request — I n. 1) to file, make, submit a request (to file a request with the appropriate authorities; she has a request to make of us; to submit a request to the mayor s office) 2) to act on; honor a request 3) to deny, reject a request 4) a desperate,… …   Combinatory dictionary