verb (used with object)
Origin of request
Synonyms for request
Related Words for requestdesire, offer, suit, demand, application, call, invitation, inquiry, appeal, sue, solicit, apply, seek, petition, commercial, begging, supplication, entreaty, prayer, recourse
Examples from the Web for request
Contemporary Examples of request
He no doubt had heard by then that some of the cops had ignored his request and turned their backs.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
Nickelodeon did not return a request for comment for this story.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed
December 25, 2014
Normal procedure is that any member country can request that a document be circulated, and the UN does it pro-forma.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’
December 19, 2014
The request for outpatient medical services has been reviewed and has not been certified.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
The embassy of Burkina Faso did not respond to a request for comment regarding the filings.An African Dictatorship’s Friend in D.C.
Center for Public Integrity
November 20, 2014
Historical Examples of request
The request, thus aided by flattery, was almost unanimously granted.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
This request he intended to refuse, and enjoyed in advance the humiliation of young Rushton.Brave and Bold
It was for them to consider how far they were justified in complying with his request.
He scowled upon me with a natural hate, and refused to comply with my request.
On his return he addressed, by their request, the people gathered to receive him.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- 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.
see at someone's request; by request; on request.