ask meaning

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ask verb
1. (request) make a request or demand for something to somebody
  • "She asked him for a loan"
2. (give_voice) direct or put; seek an answer to
  • "ask a question"
3. (demand) consider obligatory; request and expect
Related: require, 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"
4. (communicate) address a question to and expect an answer from
Related: inquire, enquire
  • "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"
  • "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
  • "I inquired about their special today"
  • "He had to ask directions several times"
5. (demand) require or ask for as a price or condition
  • "He is asking $200 for the table"
  • "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
necessitate verb
1. require as useful, just, or proper
Related: ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call_for, demand
Antonyms: obviate
  • "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"
  • "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
ask_out verb
1. (request) make a date
Related: ask, invite_out, take_out
  • "Has he asked you out yet?" "He asekd me to a dance"
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