verb (used with object)
Origin of request
Synonyms for request
- the act or an instance of requesting, esp in the form of a written statement; petition or solicitationa request for a song
- (as modifier)a request programme
Word Origin for request
mid-14c., from Old French requeste (Modern French requête) "a request," from Vulgar Latin *requaesita, from Latin requisita "a thing asked for," fem. of requisitus "requested, demanded," from past participle stem of requirere (see require).
1530s, from request (n.) or from Middle French requester, from Old French requester "ask again, request, reclaim," from requeste. Related: Requested; requesting.
Also, on or upon request. In response to being asked to do something. For example, The band is playing our favorite song by request. This usage replaced at request. [Late 1600s]
see at someone's request; by request; on request.