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ask for

vb (preposition)
1. to try to obtain by requesting: he asked for help.
2. (intr) informal to behave in a provocative manner that is regarded as inviting (trouble): she's asking for trouble; you're asking for it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ask for - increase the likelihood ofask for - increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
Translations
يَجُرُّ المَتاعِبيَطْلُبيَطْلُبُ
požádatptát se po někomříkat si o
bede ombeder om
pyytää jotakin
zatražiti
biîja um, spyrja eftirleita eftir, biîja um
・・・を求める
...을 요청하다
privolať sipýtať sa
be om
ขอให้ทำ
aramakaranmakbelâ aramakile konuşmakistemek
đòi hỏi

ask

(aːsk) verb
1. to put a question. He asked me what the time was; Ask the price of that scarf; Ask her where to go; Ask him about it; If you don't know, ask.
2. to express a wish to someone for something. I asked her to help me; I asked (him) for a day off; He rang and asked for you; Can I ask a favour of you?
3. to invite. He asked her to his house for lunch.
ask after
to make inquiries about the health etc of. She asked after his father.
ask for
1. to express a wish to see or speak to (someone). When he telephoned he asked for you; He is very ill and keeps asking for his daughter.
2. to behave as if inviting (something unpleasant). Going for a swim when you have a cold is just as asking for trouble.
for the asking
you may have (something) simply by asking for it; This table is yours for the asking.

ask for

يَطْلُبُ požádat beder om erbitten ζητώ pedir pyytää jotakin demander zatražiti richiedere ・・・を求める ...을 요청하다 vragen om be om poprosić (o coś) pedir просить be om ขอให้ทำ aramak đòi hỏi 要求
References in classic literature ?
At this instant there came into court two old men, one carrying a cane by way of a walking-stick, and the one who had no stick said, "Senor, some time ago I lent this good man ten gold-crowns in gold to gratify him and do him a service, on the condition that he was to return them to me whenever I should ask for them.
My dear young lady," Inspector Jacks said, "I will not ask for your sympathy, for I am afraid I should ask in vain; but we are just now, we people at Scotland Yard, up against one of the most extraordinary problems which have ever been put before us.
Don't ask for a minute or two," the Inspector interrupted.
Major days are like poetry Hanging in the air I ask for honour, I ask for cherish, I ask for proud, I ask of you.