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    ask - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ask

    Definition
    (verb) inquire about
    Synonyms : enquire , inquire
    Example Sentence
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
    Definition
    (verb) make a request or demand for something to somebody
    Example Sentence
    • She asked him for a loan
    Definition
    (verb) direct or put; seek an answer to
    Example Sentence
    • ask a question
    Definition
    (verb) consider obligatory; request and expect
    Synonyms : expect , require
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) address a question to and expect an answer from
    Example Sentence
    • Ask your teacher about trigonometry
    • The children asked me about their dead grandmother
    Definition
    (verb) require as useful, just, or proper
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) require or ask for as a price or condition
    Example Sentence
    • He is asking $200 for the table
    • The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage
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