Definitions for REQUESTrɪˈkwɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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.

  4. (v.t.)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 for request:

  1. by request,in response to a request.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of request:

1300–50; requeste (n.) < OF < VL *requaesita things asked for, n. use of neut. pl. ptp. of *requaerere to seek, for L requīrere. See require , quest


Princeton's WordNet

  1. request, petition, postulation(noun)

    a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

  2. request, asking(verb)

    the verbal act of requesting

  3. request, bespeak, call for, quest(verb)

    express the need or desire for; ask for

    "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"

  4. request(verb)

    ask (a person) to do something

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

  5. request(verb)

    inquire for (information)

    "I requested information from the secretary"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. request(noun)ɪˈkwɛst

    when sb politely asks for sth

    How do I make a polite request in Spanish?; a request for more information

  2. request(verb)ɪˈkwɛst

    to politely ask for sth

    I would like to request a copy of the booklet.; He has requested that the money be returned.; We request guests to vacate rooms by 11 a.m.


  1. request(Noun)

    Act of requesting.

  2. request(Noun)

    Formal message requesting something.

  3. request(Noun)

    condition of being sought after.

  4. request(Verb)

    to express the need or desire for

  5. request(Verb)

    to ask somebody to do something

  6. Origin: From requeste (French: requête), from *requæsita, from requisita, feminine of requisitus, past participle of .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Request(noun)

    the act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty

  2. Request(noun)

    that which is asked for or requested

  3. Request(noun)

    a state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand

  4. Request(verb)

    to ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor

  5. Request(verb)

    to address with a request; to ask


  1. Request

    Request is the second album by South African Gothic rock band The Awakening released during April 1998. Taking a step towards the New Romantic sound, Request brought the band more exposure and club rotation with three singles as well as their first music video for "Rain."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REQUEST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2662

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REQUEST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3830

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REQUEST' in Nouns Frequency: #907

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REQUEST' in Verbs Frequency: #599

Anagrams of REQUEST

  1. quester

Translations for REQUEST

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of asking for something

I did that at his request; After frequent requests, he eventually agreed to sing.

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