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the act of asking for something to be given or done, especially as a favor or courtesy; solicitation or petition:
At his request, they left.
an instance of this:
There have been many requests for the product.
a written statement of petition:
If you need supplies, send in a request.
something asked for:
to obtain one’s request.
the state of being asked for; demand.
to ask for, especially politely or formally:
He requested permission to speak.
to ask or beg; bid (usually followed by a clause or an infinitive):
to request that he leave; to request to be excused.
to ask or beg (someone) to do something:
He requested me to go.
by request, in response or accession to a request:
The orchestra played numbers by request.
Contemporary Examples

Arrests Reportedly Imminent In Madeleine McCann Case Barbie Latza Nadeau January 12, 2014
New Details on Benghazi Eli Lake October 31, 2012
He Bullies Kids and Calls It News Brandy Zadrozny June 25, 2014
‘Wackobirds’ Don’t Show Up to GOP Senate Meeting Ben Jacobs October 14, 2013
When Biden Met Bibi Peter Beinart October 11, 2012

Historical Examples

The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
Philothea Lydia Maria Child
Eugene Aram, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various
The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown

verb (transitive)
to express a desire for, esp politely; ask for or demand: to request a bottle of wine

the act or an instance of requesting, esp in the form of a written statement; petition or solicitation: a request for a song
(as modifier): a request programme

at the request of, in accordance with the specific demand or wish of (someone)
by request, in accordance with someone’s desire
in request, in demand; popular: he is in request in concert halls all over the world
on request, on the occasion of a demand or request: application forms are available on request

at someone’s request
by request
on request


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