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request

[ ri-kwest ]
/ rɪˈkwɛst /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about request

    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

synonym study for request

7. See beg1.

OTHER WORDS FROM request

re·quest·er, nounpre·re·quest, noun, verb (used with object)un·re·quest·ed, adjective
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How to use request in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for request

request
/ (rɪˈkwɛst) /

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 forms of request

requester, 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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Other Idioms and Phrases with request

request

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

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