request

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noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. reputation,
  2. repute,
  3. reputed,
  4. reputedly,
  5. req.,
  6. request stop,
  7. requiem,
  8. requiem shark,
  9. requiescat,
  10. requiescat in pace

Idioms

    by request, in response or accession to a request: The orchestra played numbers by request.

Origin of request

1300–50; Middle English requeste (noun) < Old French < Vulgar Latin *requaesita things asked for, noun use of neuter plural past participle of *requaerere to seek, for Latin requīrere. See require, quest

Related formsre·quest·er, nounpre·re·quest, noun, verb (used with object)un·re·quest·ed, adjective

Synonym study

7. See beg1.

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British Dictionary definitions for request

request

verb (tr)

to express a desire for, esp politely; ask for or demandto request a bottle of wine

noun

  1. the act or an instance of requesting, esp in the form of a written statement; petition or solicitationa request for a song
  2. (as modifier)a request programme
at the request of in accordance with the specific demand or wish of (someone)
by request in accordance with someone's desire
in request in demand; popularhe is in request in concert halls all over the world
on request on the occasion of a demand or requestapplication forms are available on request
Derived Formsrequester, noun

Word Origin for request

C14: from Old French requeste, from Vulgar Latin requaerere (unattested) to seek after; see require, quest

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Word Origin and History for request
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Idioms and Phrases with request

request

see at someone's request; by request; on request.

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