Definitions for ask

Definitions for (verb) ask

Main entry: ask

Definition: make a request or demand for something to somebody

Usage: She asked him for a loan

Main entry: ask, require, expect

Definition: consider obligatory; request and expect

Usage: We require our secretary to be on time; Aren't we asking too much of these children?; I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

Main entry: inquire, enquire, ask

Definition: inquire about

Usage: I asked about their special today; He had to ask directions several times

Main entry: ask

Definition: direct or put; seek an answer to

Usage: ask a question

Main entry: ask

Definition: address a question to and expect an answer from

Usage: Ask your teacher about trigonometry; The children asked me about their dead grandmother

Main entry: ask

Definition: require or ask for as a price or condition

Usage: He is asking $200 for the table; The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage

Main entry: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

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