request

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noun
ADJECTIVE
special
legitimate, reasonable
unreasonable
formal, official
polite
direct

I could not deny a direct request like that.

simple
odd, strange, unusual
initial, original

I made my initial request for material in February.

final, last

Her last request before she died was that she be buried at sea.

numerous, repeated
urgent
explicit, particular, specific
email, written

I got a couple of email requests for it.

interview

He has refused all interview requests.

budget, funding (both esp. AmE)

the State Department budget request

extradition

an extradition request by the US

VERB + REQUEST
make, put in, send, submit

I've put in a request for a room with a view of the sea.

get, have, receive

We have had repeated requests for a pedestrian crossing near the school.

consider, review

The judge will now consider this request from the plaintiffs.

accept, agree to, grant
accommodate, comply with, fulfil/fulfill (esp. AmE), honour/honor, meet

His request was always met with the same answer.

approve

The Commission approved a request for $700 000 in tax refunds.

answer, respond to
deal with, handle
ignore
decline, deny, refuse, reject, turn down
repeat
PREPOSITION
at sb's request

The book was withdrawn at the author's request.

The play was written by Agatha Christie at the request of Queen Mary.

by request

The writer's name was withheld by request (= because the writer had asked for this to be done).

on request, upon request

Additional copies will be made available on request.

request for

The helpline was inundated with requests for information on the crash.

PHRASES
available on request, available upon request

A detailed list of our publications is available on request.

by popular request (esp. BrE) (usually by popular demand)

The movie is being shown again by popular request.

a number of requests
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verb
ADVERB
explicitly, specifically
formally, officially
politely
simply

She had left him a message, simply requesting that he call her back.

reasonably (law, esp. BrE)

Auditors will be required to provide any information reasonably requested by the bank.

urgently
repeatedly
PREPOSITION
from

We have requested some information from the company.

Request is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑email, ↑petition
Request is used with these nouns as the object: ↑anonymity, ↑assistance, ↑asylum, ↑audience, ↑authorization, ↑autopsy, ↑balance, ↑catalogue, ↑clarification, ↑clearance, ↑copy, ↑exemption, ↑extension, ↑extradition, ↑funding, ↑hearing, ↑help, ↑indulgence, ↑information, ↑interview, ↑leave, ↑loan, ↑meeting, ↑permission, ↑permit, ↑postponement, ↑presence, ↑recognition, ↑refund, ↑reinforcement, ↑report, ↑return

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  • request — I noun appeal, application, asking, begging, behest, beseechment, bid, call, claim, demand, desideratum, entreaty, exaction, expressed desire, impetration, imploration, importunity, insistence, invitation, invocation, motion, obsecration, order,… …   Law dictionary

  • request — [ri kwest′] n. [ME < OFr requeste < ML requesta < fem. pp. of VL * requaerere: see REQUIRE] 1. the act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition 2. something asked for [to grant a request] 3. the state of …   English World dictionary

  • Request — Re*quest (r[ e]*kw[hand]st ), n. [OE. requeste, OF. requeste, F. requ[^e]te, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L. requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See {Require}, and cf. {Quest}.] 1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Request — Re*quest (r? kw?st ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Requested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Requesting}.] [Cf. OF. requester, F. requ[^e]ter.] 1. To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Request — may refer to: *a question *in computer science, a message sent between objects *Request TV, a defunct pay per view service …   Wikipedia

  • Request — (englisch für Anfrage) steht für einen US amerikanischen Hersteller, siehe ReQuest Inc. die Anfrage eines Clients an einen Server im Client Server Modell Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • request — The noun is commonly followed by for (a request for more time). The verb, unlike ask, cannot be used in constructions of the type ☒ We requested them for more time; the correct sequence is either We requested more time from them or We requested… …   Modern English usage

  • request — [n] question or petition appeal, application, asking, begging, call, commercial, demand, desire, entreaty, inquiry, invitation, offer, prayer, recourse, requisition, solicitation, suit, supplication; concept 662 Ant. answer, reply request [v] ask …   New thesaurus

  • request — vb *ask, solicit Analogous words: *beg, entreat, beseech, implore, supplicate, importune: appeal, petition, sue, pray (see under PRAYER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • request — ► NOUN 1) an act of asking politely or formally for something. 2) a thing that is asked for in such a way. ► VERB 1) politely or formally ask for. 2) politely or formally ask (someone) to do something. DERIVATIVES requester noun …   English terms dictionary

  • request — I n. 1) to file, make, submit a request (to file a request with the appropriate authorities; she has a request to make of us; to submit a request to the mayor s office) 2) to act on; honor a request 3) to deny, reject a request 4) a desperate,… …   Combinatory dictionary

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