Request - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkwest|  American pronunciation of the word request
Brit.  |rɪˈkwɛst|  British pronunciation of the word request


- a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority (syn: petition, postulation)
- the verbal act of requesting (syn: asking)


- express the need or desire for(syn: bespeak, quest)
- ask (a person) to do something
- inquire for (information)


They made a request to begin work immediately.

She filed a formal request for more information.

At your request, I am enclosing a full refund of your payment.

Troops were sent at the request of our allies.

This next song is a request from one of our listeners.

The governor will request that the legislature raise taxes.

Gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie.

Brochures are mailed out on request.

She did it at my request.

She has a request to make of us.

We submitted a request that more lights be / should be installed on our street.

The next song is a request for Rose in Springfield.

It's not too much to request of you to clean your own shoes.

Visitors are requested not to walk on the grass.

They have made an urgent request for international aid.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: request
he/she/it: requests
present participle: requesting
past tense: requested
past participle: requested
singular: request
plural: requests
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