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.
verb (used with object)
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.
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
noun 1. 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. 2. an instance of this: There have been many requests for the product. 3. a written statement of petition: If you need supplies, send in a request. 4. […]
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