request
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈkwɛst/
Verb

request (requests, present participle requesting; past and past participle requested)

  1. (transitive or with that clause) To ask for (something).
    The corporal requested reinforcements.
    I have requested that the furniture be moved back to its original position.
  2. (transitive) To ask (somebody) to do something.
    Synonyms: ask, bespeak, call for
    She called me into her office and requested me to sit down.
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request (plural requests)

  1. Act of requesting (with the adposition at in the presence of possessives, and on in their absence).
    Synonyms: asking, beseech, prayer, wish
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      I will marry her, sir, at your request.
    • 1839, The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports
      The promise that arises upon an account stated, is to pay on request.
  2. A formal message requesting something.
    Synonyms: petition, postulation
  3. Condition of being sought after.
    Synonyms: demand
    • Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.
  4. (networking) A message sent over a network to a server.
    The server returned a 404 error to the HTTP request.
  5. (obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 106:15 ↗:
      He gave them their request.
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