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REQUEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does request mean? 

REQUEST (noun)
  The noun REQUEST has 2 senses:

1. a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
2. the verbal act of requesting

  Familiarity information: REQUEST used as a noun is rare.


REQUEST (verb)
  The verb REQUEST has 3 senses:

1. express the need or desire for; ask for
2. ask (a person) to do something
3. inquire for (information)

  Familiarity information: REQUEST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REQUEST (noun)


Sense 1request [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

petition; request; postulation

Hypernyms ("request" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "request"):

application (a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school)

appeal; collection; ingathering; solicitation (request for a sum of money)

demand (an urgent or peremptory request)


Sense 2request [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The verbal act of requesting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

asking; request

Hypernyms ("request" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "request"):

callback; recall (a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair))

order (a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.))

inquiring; questioning (a request for information)

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)

billing; charge (request for payment of a debt)

call (a request)

orison; petition; prayer (reverent petition to a deity)

appeal; entreaty; prayer (earnest or urgent request)

invitation (a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something)

indirect request; wish (an expression of some desire or inclination)

notice; notification (a request for payment)


REQUEST (verb)


Sense 1request [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express the need or desire for; ask for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

request; call for; bespeak; quest

Context examples:

She requested an extra bed in her room / She called for room service

Hypernyms (to "request" is one way to...):

communicate; pass; pass along; pass on; put across (transmit information)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "request"):

desire (express a desire for)

ask in; invite (ask to enter)

call for; invite (request the participation or presence of)

claim (ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example)

beg (ask to obtain free)

arrogate; claim; lay claim (demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to)

ask over; ask round; invite (invite someone to one's house)

call (call a meeting; invite or command to meet)

ask out; invite out; take out (make a date)

book; hold; reserve (arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance)

demand (ask to be informed of)

beg off; excuse (ask for permission to be released from an engagement)

challenge (ask for identification)

order (make a request for something)

ask (make a request or demand for something to somebody)

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)

appeal; invoke (request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection)

supplicate (ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer)

apply (ask (for something))

beg; solicit; tap (make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently)

reserve (obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2request [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask (a person) to do something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

She asked him to be here at noon / I requested that she type the entire manuscript

Hypernyms (to "request" is one way to...):

ask (make a request or demand for something to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "request"):

declare oneself; offer; pop the question; propose (ask (someone) to marry you)

bid; invite (ask someone in a friendly way to do something)

call (order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role)

enjoin; order; say; tell (give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence examples:

They request him to write the letter
They request to move


Sense 3request [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inquire for (information)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I requested information from the secretary

Hypernyms (to "request" is one way to...):

enquire; inquire; wonder (have a wish or desire to know something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "request"):

seek (inquire for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody


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