What does asking mean?

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ask·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. request, askingnoun

    the verbal act of requesting

Wiktionary

  1. askingnoun

    The act or process of posing a question or making a request.

    His asking was greeted with silence.

  2. askingnoun

    (Rare in the singular) A request, or petition.

Wikipedia

  1. asking

    A question is an utterance which serves as a request for information. Questions are sometimes distinguished from interrogatives, which are the grammatical forms typically used to express them. Rhetorical questions, for instance, are interrogative in form but may not be considered bona fide questions, as they are not expected to be answered. Questions come in a number of varieties. Polar questions are those such as the English example "Is this a polar question?", which can be answered with "yes" or "no". Alternative questions such as "Is this a polar question, or an alternative question?" present a list of possibilities to choose from. Open questions such as "What kind of question is this?" allow many possible resolutions. Questions are widely studied in linguistics and philosophy of language. In the subfield of pragmatics, questions are regarded as illocutionary acts which raise an issue to be resolved in discourse. In approaches to formal semantics such as alternative semantics or inquisitive semantics, questions are regarded as the denotations of interrogatives, and are typically identified as sets of the propositions which answer them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asking

    of Ask

  2. Askingnoun

    the act of inquiring or requesting; a petition; solicitation

  3. Askingnoun

    the publishing of banns

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'asking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1941

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'asking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #750

Anagrams for asking »

  1. aksing

  2. gaskin

  3. kiangs

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asking in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of asking in a Sentence

  1. Interior Minister Mario Duran:

    We've seen people asking for help, asking for the government. We haven't deployed everywhere, the situation is overwhelming.

  2. Beumont Costales:

    We are not advocating people walking through drive-thrus, but we are looking forward to having these small changes implemented in safe way. All we’re asking is for a small concession that has the potential to help millions.

  3. Justin Amash:

    No matter your circumstance, I'm asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us, if we continue to take America for granted, we will lose it.

  4. Paul Schweit:

    Mayor Adams gave us a lot of hope when he came into office, he said to the public…that he wants to find a solution coming out of this pandemic, and we're asking for choice in the matter. Being told to get a shot or be terminated is an ultimatum. It's not a choice.

  5. Marlene Kim:

    I can't speak for all Asian cultures, but at least in the Korean community, there has been a bit of shaming, in a cultural sense that you can't really demand stuff from the government, there's a huge shift in the community. Those that are asking are now realizing, 'I can take this money and we should take this money because there really is no choice.'.

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