verb (used with object)
Origin of request
Synonyms for request
Examples from the Web for requesting
Contemporary Examples of requesting
Also, requesting world peace implies that there are no bad guys in the world who need to be fought.Santa Fails One More Time
P. J. O’Rourke
December 27, 2014
And it is only a temporary (though indefinite) order, requesting a response from the ACLU.Gay Marriage Chaos Begins
November 11, 2014
The big twist is that by requesting those documents, Hall did in fact uncover a nepotism problem plaguing UT admissions.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent
October 27, 2014
An email to the publicist for Goldberg and McCarthy, requesting comment, was not answered as of this writing.Massacre at ‘The View’: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy Reportedly Fired
June 27, 2014
And now here he is, accused of doing (or requesting others do) the same thing.Who Isn’t Investigating Chris Christie?
June 25, 2014
Historical Examples of requesting
The requesting of permission to do so, it struck him, might open the way to conversation.One Day's Courtship
I noticed that many of the readers wrote in, requesting reprints.
Or, at all events, the lady might not know what had become of them and be requesting their return.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Editors of other periodicals began to write to me requesting contributions.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
I opened it; it was a message from Lady Charlotte, requesting to see me in her room.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
- 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.