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Definition of "request" []

  • To express a desire for; 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. (verb-transitive)
  • To ask (a person) to do something: The police requested her to accompany them. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of asking. (noun)
  • Something asked for. (noun)
  • By request In response to an expressed desire: We are offering these scarves for sale again by request. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "request" in a sentence
  • "Earlier I had made a request about trauma related statistics, she then cited statistics on them as a “refutation” to my _request_."
  • "+I give thanks to my God+ (He is mine, as I am His) +over my whole memory of you; always in each request of mine on behalf of you all forming and expressing+ (_poioumenos_ [2]) +that+ (_tên_) +request with joy+;"
  • "My main request is that you remain cautious about engaging in speculation, rumor, or hearsay accounts of the case."