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ask

 
Verb ask has 7 senses
  1. ask, inquire, enquire - inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
    --1 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived form: noun asker1
    Sample sentence:
    They ask whether there was a traffic accident
  2. ask - make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"
    --2 is one way to
    request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Sample sentence:
    They ask him to write the letter
  3. ask - direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
    --3 is one way to
    give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate
    Derived form: noun asker1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. ask, require, expect - consider obligatory; request and 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 is one way to demand
    Sample sentence:
    They ask him to write the letter
  5. ask - require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnapers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
    --5 is one way to
    demand
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. ask - address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
    --6 is one way to
    address, turn to
    Derived form: noun asker1
    Sample sentence:
    They ask them the information
  7. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand - require as useful, just, or proper; "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 postulates a patient's consent"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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