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re·quest

 (rĭ-kwĕst′)
tr.v. re·quest·ed, re·quest·ing, re·quests
1. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause: requested information about the experiment; requested to see the evidence firsthand; requested that the bus driver stop at the next corner.
2. To ask (a person) to do something: The police requested her to accompany them.
n.
1. An act of asking for something.
2. Something asked for: wasn't happy until he got his request.
Idioms:
by request
In response to an expressed desire: We are offering these scarves for sale again by request.
in request
In great demand: a pianist in great request.
on/upon request
When asked for: References are available on request.

[From Middle English requeste, the act of requesting, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *(rēs) requaesita, (thing) requested, from alteration of Latin requīsīta, feminine past participle of requīrere, to ask for; see require.]

re·quest′er n.

request

(rɪˈkwɛst)
vb (tr)
to express a desire for, esp politely; ask for or demand: to request a bottle of wine.
n
1.
a. the act or an instance of requesting, esp in the form of a written statement; petition or solicitation: a request for a song.
b. (as modifier): a request programme.
2. at the request of in accordance with the specific demand or wish of (someone)
3. by request in accordance with someone's desire
4. in request in demand; popular: he is in request in concert halls all over the world.
5. on request on the occasion of a demand or request: application forms are available on request.
[C14: from Old French requeste, from Vulgar Latin requaerere (unattested) to seek after; see require, quest]
reˈquester n

re•quest

(rɪˈkwɛst)

n.
1. the act of asking for something to be given or done; solicitation or petition.
2. an instance of this: a request for silence.
3. a written statement of petition.
v.t.
4. to ask for, esp. formally or politely: I request permission to speak.
5. to ask or beg (usu. fol. by a clause or an infinitive): I request to be excused.
6. to ask or beg (someone) to do something: He requested me to leave.
Idioms:
by request, in response to a request.
[1300–50; requeste (n.) < Old French < Vulgar Latin *requaesita things asked for, n. use of neuter pl. past participle of *requaerere to seek, for Latin requīrere. See require, quest]
re•quest′er, n.

request

  • ask - A request or question.
  • behest, request - Behest is a stronger term than request.
  • boon - Once meant "request for a favor."
  • precatory - Words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish, or expectation, employed in wills, as distinguished from express directions.

request

Request can be a noun or a verb.

1. used as a noun

When someone asks for something to be done or provided, you can say that they make a request.

My friend made a polite request.
The Minister had granted the request.

You say that someone makes a request for something.

He agreed to my request for help.
2. used as a verb

When someone requests something, they ask for it.

The President requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations.
The pilot had requested permission to land immediately at the airport.

Be Careful!
When request is a verb, don't use 'for' after it. Don't say, for example, 'The President requested for an emergency meeting'.

In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually use ask for instead of 'request'.

I'm not afraid to ask for help and support when needed.
See ask

request


Past participle: requested
Gerund: requesting

Imperative
request
request
Present
I request
you request
he/she/it requests
we request
you request
they request
Preterite
I requested
you requested
he/she/it requested
we requested
you requested
they requested
Present Continuous
I am requesting
you are requesting
he/she/it is requesting
we are requesting
you are requesting
they are requesting
Present Perfect
I have requested
you have requested
he/she/it has requested
we have requested
you have requested
they have requested
Past Continuous
I was requesting
you were requesting
he/she/it was requesting
we were requesting
you were requesting
they were requesting
Past Perfect
I had requested
you had requested
he/she/it had requested
we had requested
you had requested
they had requested
Future
I will request
you will request
he/she/it will request
we will request
you will request
they will request
Future Perfect
I will have requested
you will have requested
he/she/it will have requested
we will have requested
you will have requested
they will have requested
Future Continuous
I will be requesting
you will be requesting
he/she/it will be requesting
we will be requesting
you will be requesting
they will be requesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been requesting
you have been requesting
he/she/it has been requesting
we have been requesting
you have been requesting
they have been requesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been requesting
you will have been requesting
he/she/it will have been requesting
we will have been requesting
you will have been requesting
they will have been requesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been requesting
you had been requesting
he/she/it had been requesting
we had been requesting
you had been requesting
they had been requesting
Conditional
I would request
you would request
he/she/it would request
we would request
you would request
they would request
Past Conditional
I would have requested
you would have requested
he/she/it would have requested
we would have requested
you would have requested
they would have requested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.request - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authorityrequest - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
application - a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
ingathering, solicitation, collection, appeal - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
2.request - the verbal act of requestingrequest - the verbal act of requesting  
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
notice, notification - a request for payment; "the notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting"
indirect request, wish - an expression of some desire or inclination; "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was an indirect request for attention"
invitation - a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something; "an invitation to lunch"; "she threw the invitation away"
appeal, entreaty, prayer - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
call - a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
billing, charge - request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
trick or treat - a request by children on Halloween; they pass from door to door asking for goodies and threatening to play tricks on those who refuse
inquiring, questioning - a request for information
order - a request for something to be made, supplied, or served; "I gave the waiter my order"; "the company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle"
callback, recall - a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
Verb1.request - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
communicate, pass along, put across, pass on, pass - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
order - make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
ask - make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"
encore - request an encore, from a performer
petition - write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
demand - request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
appeal, invoke - request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
supplicate - ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
apply - ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
solicit, beg, tap - make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
reserve - obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
challenge - ask for identification; "The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"
beg off, excuse - ask for permission to be released from an engagement
demand - ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
call for, invite - request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
ask in, invite - ask to enter; "We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"
desire - express a desire for
beg - ask to obtain free; "beg money and food"
arrogate, lay claim, claim - demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"
ask over, ask round, invite - invite someone to one's house; "Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"
call - call a meeting; invite or command to meet; "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"
ask out, invite out, take out - make a date; "Has he asked you out yet?"
book, reserve, hold - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
2.request - ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
order, enjoin, tell, say - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
ask - make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"
call - order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"
invite, bid - ask someone in a friendly way to do something
declare oneself, pop the question, propose, offer - ask (someone) to marry you; "he popped the question on Sunday night"; "she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"; "The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"
3.request - inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"
wonder, inquire, enquire - have a wish or desire to know something; "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
seek - inquire for; "seek directions from a local"

request

verb
1. ask for, apply for, appeal for, put in for, demand, desire, pray for, beg for, requisition, beseech I requested a copy of the form.
2. invite, call for, beg, petition, beseech, entreat, supplicate They requested him to leave.
3. seek, ask (for), sue for, solicit the right to request a divorce
noun
2. asking, demand, plea, pleading, begging, bidding, petitioning, solicitation, entreaty, supplication At his request, they attended some of the meetings.
3. wish, want, choice, desire, requirement A few extra spaces have been made available by special request.

request

verb
To endeavor to obtain (something) by expressing one's needs or desires:
ask (for), seek, solicit.
Translations
prosbažádatžádostpřání
anmodningforespørgeforespørgselønskeopfordring
palumasoovimatellimus
pyyntöpyytääanoa
tražitizahtjev
kéréskívánság
beiîni, tilmælibeiîni; óskabiîja um
頼み頼む
요청요청하다
pagal pageidavimąpageidautipageidavimaspaprašius
lūgtlūgumspieprasījumspieprasītprasība
cerecerereruga
prošnjazahtevazahtevatizaprositi
begärabegäran
เรียกร้องการเรียกร้อง
đề nghị

request

[rɪˈkwest]
A. N (gen) → solicitud f; (= plea) → petición f
at the request ofa petición de
by requesta petición
to play a record by requesttocar un disco a petición de un oyente
by popular requestpor petición popular, a petición del público
a request for helpuna petición de socorro
to grant sb's requestacceder al ruego de algn
it is much in requesttiene mucha demanda, está muy solicitado
to make a request for sthpedir algo
on requesta solicitud
B. VTpedir, solicitar
to request sb to do sthpedir a algn hacer algo
to request sth of sbpedir algo a algn
"visitors are requested not to talk"se ruega a los visitantes respetar el silencio
C. CPD request (bus) stop Nparada f discrecional
request programme N (Rad) → programa m con peticiones de discos

request

[rɪˈkwɛst]
n
(= asking) → demande f; (formal)requête f
the Opposition's request for an inquiry → la demande d'enquête de l'opposition
at the request of → à la demande de
on request → sur demande
available on request → disponible sur demande
(for song, piece of music)disque m à la demande
I'm playing this request for Mary Jones → Je passe ce disque à la demande de Mary Jones.
vtdemander
to request sth of sb → demander qch à qn
to request sth from sb → demander qch à qn
to request that ... → demander que ...
Mr and Mrs Noble request the pleasure of your company ... (on wedding invitation)M. et Mme Noble ont l'honneur de solliciter votre présence ...request stop n (British) (for bus)arrêt m facultatif

request

nBitte f, → Wunsch m, → Ersuchen nt (geh); at somebody’s requestauf jds Bitte etc; on/by requestauf Wunsch; no parking by requestbitte nicht parken; to make a request for somethingum etw bitten; I have a request to make of or to youich habe eine Bitte an Sie, ich muss eine Bitte an Sie richten; (record) requestsPlattenwünsche pl
vtbitten um; asylum alsonachsuchen um; (Rad) recordsich (dat)wünschen; to request silenceum Ruhe bitten or ersuchen (geh); to request something of or from somebodyjdn um etw bitten or ersuchen (geh); to request that …bitten, dass …; “you are requested not to smoke”„bitte nicht rauchen ? presence, pleasure

request

:
request programme, (US) request program
n (Rad) → Wunschsendung f
request stop
n (Brit) → Bedarfshaltestelle f

request

[rɪˈkwɛst]
1. n (formal) → richiesta, domanda
to make a request for sth → fare richiesta di qc
at the request of → su richiesta di
on or by request → a or su richiesta
by popular request → a grande richiesta
2. vt to request sth from or of sb/sb to do sthrichiedere qc a qn/a qn di fare qc
"you are requested not to smoke" → "si prega di non fumare"

request

(riˈkwest) noun
1. the act of asking for something. I did that at his request; After frequent requests, he eventually agreed to sing.
2. something asked for. The next record I will play is a request.
verb
to ask (for) something; People using this library are requested not to talk; Many people have requested this next song.
by request
when or because one is asked to. I'm singing this next song by request.
on request
when requested. Buses only stop here on request.

request

طَلَب, يَطْلُبُ prosba, žádat forespørge, forespørgsel Bitte, bitten um αίτημα, αιτούμαι solicitar, solicitud pyyntö, pyytää requête, solliciter tražiti, zahtjev richiedere, richiesta 頼み, 頼む 요청, 요청하다 verzoek, verzoeken anmode, forespørsel poprosić, prośba pedido, requerer просить, просьба begära, begäran เรียกร้อง, การเรียกร้อง rica, rica etmek đề nghị 请求

request

n. petición, encargo; solicitud;
v. pedir, hacer una petición, [of supplies] encargar.
References in classic literature ?
March, who took peculiar pleasure in granting Beth's requests because she so seldom asked anything for herself.
You will therefore oblige me, my dear Alice, by answering this person's inquiries, and complying with his lawful and reasonable requests, so far as they may appear to have the aforesaid object in view.
As if to complete the chain, the packers all paid their men in checks, refusing all requests to pay in coin; and where in Packingtown could a man go to have his check cashed but to a saloon, where he could pay for the favor by spending a part of the money?
Peace, good man, these are extraordinary requests, and you may not hope to have them granted.
Baedeker requests all tourists to call his attention to any errors which they may find in his guide-books, I dropped him a line to inform him he missed it by just about three days.
Pendril requests, I can see no reason for connecting it with the question of Mr.
The King hears the reverend man, with a companion of his solitude, telling his beads within, and meekly requests of him quarters for the night.
The room became filled with exclamations, with astonished outcries, with scared requests for explanations.
Requests to repeat his lecture came to Bell from Cyrus W.
When the jealous and niggardly policy of their British sovereign denied them even that humblest of requests, and instead of liberty would barely consent to promise connivance, neither he nor they might be aware that they were laying the foundations of a power, and that he was sowing the seeds of a spirit, which, in less than two hundred years, would stagger the throne of his descendants, and shake his united kingdoms to the centre.
And the best of it is that this king, or prince, or whatever he is, is engaged in a very bitter war with another as powerful as himself, and the stranger knight, after having been some days at his court, requests leave from him to go and serve him in the said war.
The count is here," said the officer, "and requests to speak with your Eminence instantly.