the act of asking for something to be given or done, especially as a favor or courtesy; solicitation or petition: At his request, they left.
an instance of this: There have been many requests for the product.
a written statement of petition: If you need supplies, send in a request.
something asked for: to obtain one's request.
the state of being asked for; demand.
to ask for, especially politely or formally: He requested permission to speak.
to ask or beg; bid (usually followed by a clause or an infinitive): to request that he leave;to request to be excused.
to ask or beg (someone) to do something: He requested me to go.
Idioms about request
by request, in response or accession to a request: The orchestra played numbers by request.
- re·quest·er, noun
- pre·re·quest, noun, verb (used with object)
- un·re·quest·ed, adjective
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How to use request in a sentence
A spokeswoman for Supervisor Kristin Gaspar didn’t respond to an interview request.County Officials Dig in to Keep COVID-19 Info Private | Sara Libby and Jared Whitlock | November 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
As you do that, he suggested you develop a ticketing system to handle all of the incoming requests.Adopting a CDP is just the beginning: How Fingerhut’s parent planned a successful onboarding process | Sponsored Content: Tealium | November 13, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Tinkov had claimed that the county stymied, instead of helped, upon receiving the records requests for death data.Judge Orders County to Disclose COVID-Related Death Data | Jared Whitlock | November 12, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It has been updated to include Spears’s August 2020 request that her father be removed as her conservator, and Brenda Penny’s November 2020 ruling against that request.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive | Constance Grady | November 11, 2020 | Vox
Officials have also put out requests for proposals from private contractors to handle those duties.New County Board and Sheriff Could Be Headed for a Standoff | Maya Srikrishnan | November 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
As for the federal authorities, they have made themselves available but the clergy have not requested special protection.
“Some tribes” have “requested guidance on the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA),” the opening reads.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It | Abby Haglage | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Buzzfeed posted a story noting that it had requested an interview with Whitaker and that he had declined.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account | Scott Porch | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She wrote to the managers and requested it be made accessible to her, but her request was dismissed.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That | Nina Strochlic | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like Donal, he requested to go to boarding school to escape his homelife; also like Donal, he was initially miserable there.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’ | Jennie Yabroff | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the purpose of ascertaining the Board's powers in this connection the opinion of the Attorney General has been requested.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
The soldier lackey resigned the reins to Rabecque, and requested Monsieur de Garnache to follow him.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Where were those defensive preparations concerning which we were requested to keep silence?The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
In his last moments he requested that when he died he should be buried with the Christians.
Mr. Longcluse wrote it about three hours ago, and requested me to place it in your own hand, as I now do.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for request
to express a desire for, esp politely; ask for or demand: to request a bottle of wine
the act or an instance of requesting, esp in the form of a written statement; petition or solicitation: a request for a song
(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; popular: he is in request in concert halls all over the world
on request on the occasion of a demand or request: application forms are available on request
- requester, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with request
see at someone's request; by request; on request.
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