Ask - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æsk|  American pronunciation of the word ask
Brit.  |ɑːsk|  British pronunciation of the word ask


- make a request or demand for something to somebody
- direct or put; seek an answer to
- consider obligatory; request and expect(syn: expect, require)
- address a question to and expect an answer from(syn: enquire, inquire)
- require as useful, just, or proper(syn: demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take)
- make a date
- require or ask for as a price or condition


I need to ask a question.

Did you ask her yet?

A list of frequently asked questions

I would have given it to him, but he never asked.

We had to stop and ask directions.

May I ask the time?

Did you ask permission to leave?

He asked me about my work.

Don't ask so loud.

If you're looking for a good doctor, you'd better ask round.

My mother asked after you.

He asked me a favour.

He asked to speak.

He asked to open the window.

She asked me politely for the book.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: ask
he/she/it: asks
present participle: asking
past tense: asked
past participle: asked
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