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  Definition of ask
  1. make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"
  2. consider obligatory; request and expect; "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"
  3. inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
  4. direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
  5. address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
  6. require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnapers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
  7. require as useful, just, or proper; "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";
Similar Words: require, expect, inquire, enquire, necessitate, postulate, need, take, involve, call for, demand

 

See Also: invite, ask in, ask over, ask round, ask out, invite out, take out

 

Hyponyms: request, solicit, call, pry, consult, confer with, question, query, interrogate, claim, take, exact, govern, draw, cost, cry out for, cry for, imply, involve

 

Grouped Verbs: inquire, enquire, claim, take, exact

 

Derivational Morphology: expectation, outlook, prospect, requirement, demand, inquirer, enquirer, questioner, querier, asker, question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation, questioning, inquiring, need, want, necessity, essential, requisite, necessary

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: lut and pyet   Bosnian: pitati  
Bulgarian: моля and питам   Catalan: demanar and preguntar  
Chinese:   Croatian: moliti and pitati  
Danish: bede and spørge   Dutch: vragen  
Esperanto: demandi and peti   Estonian: küsima and paluma  
Finnish: kysyä and pyytää   French: demander  
German: bitten and fragen   Greek: παρακαλώ and ρωτώ  
Hebrew: לבקש and לשאול   Hindi: पूछना  
Hungarian: kér and kérdez   Icelandic: spyrja  
Ido: demandar and questionar   Indonesian: minta and tanya  
Irish: ceistigh and iarr   Italian: chiedere  
Japanese: 聞く   Korean: 묻다 and 청하다  
Latin: quaerere and rogare   Norwegian: be and spørre  
Portuguese: pedir and perguntar   Romanian: întreba and cere  
Russian: просить and спрашивать   Slovak: pýtať sa and žiadať  
Slovenian: prositi and vprašati   Spanish: pedir and preguntar  
Swahili: kuomba and kuuliza   Swedish: be and fråga  
Turkish: dilemek and sormak   Vietnamese: cầu xin and hỏi  
Welsh: gofyn   Yiddish: בעטן and פֿרעגן  
 
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