Definition of "ask" [ask]

  • To put a question to: When we realized that we didn't know the answer, we asked the teacher. (verb-transitive)
  • To seek an answer to: ask a question. (verb-transitive)
  • To seek information about: asked directions. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a request of: asked me for a loan. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a request for. Often used with an infinitive or clause: ask a favor of a friend; asked to go along on the trip; asked that he be allowed to stay out late. (verb-transitive)

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Use "ask" in a sentence
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  • "The word ask should be understood as a continual asking or constant request."
  • "Which I suppose is as it should be, I mean if you can't refuse to do everything the label ask you to do what's the point in being in a massive pop group, right?"