Ask out



Invite someone to something, such as dinner, the theater, or a date. For example, We’ve been asked out to dinner twice this week, or Mary felt shy about asking John out. [ Late 1800s ]
Historical Examples

I ask out of politeness, dear; I don’t really care in the least how your ankle is!
Arundel Edward Frederic Benson

She spoke to him with her brows, afraid to ask out loud why he had done this, though there could be only one reason.
Step IV Rosel George Brown

Do you ask out of courteous curiosity, as meeting travelers may do, or for some other reason?
The Light That Lures Percy Brebner

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  • Askance

    with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval: He looked askance at my offer. with a side glance; sidewise; obliquely. Historical Examples Her little Ladyship, eyeing me askance, answered, ‘I can’t come now—the dress-maker is waiting to fit on my frock.’ Discipline Mary Brunton When John Kenyon entered his office, he thought the clerk looked at him askance. […]

  • Askant

    with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval: He looked askance at my offer. with a side glance; sidewise; obliquely. Historical Examples She was desperately conscious of me, watching me askant with the curiously commingled fear and trustfulness of a child. McClure’s Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908 Various Captain Jackman, in these few moments of pause […]



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