Definition of Ask

1. Verb. Inquire about. "They ask whether there was a traffic accident"; "He had to ask directions several times"

Exact synonyms: Enquire, Inquire
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Pry, Confer With, Consult
Derivative terms: Asker, Enquirer, Enquiry, Inquirer, Inquiring, Inquiry

2. Verb. Make a request or demand for something to somebody. "They ask him to write the letter"; "She asked him for a loan"
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Specialized synonyms: Request, Solicit
Also: Ask In, Ask Out, Ask Over, Ask Round

3. Verb. Direct or put; seek an answer to. "Ask a question"
Related verbs: Enquire, Inquire
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Formulate, Give Voice, Phrase, Word
Derivative terms: Asker

4. Verb. Consider obligatory; request and expect. "They ask him to write the letter"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
Exact synonyms: Expect, Require
Generic synonyms: Demand
Specialized synonyms: Call
Derivative terms: Expectation, Requirement

5. Verb. Address a question to and expect an answer from. "They ask them the information"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
Related verbs: Enquire, Inquire
Specialized synonyms: Query, Question, Interrogate, Question
Generic synonyms: Address, Turn To
Derivative terms: Asker

6. Verb. Require as useful, just, or proper. "They ask him to write the letter"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
Exact synonyms: Call For, Demand, Involve, Necessitate, Need, Postulate, Require, Take
Specialized synonyms: Claim, Exact, Take, Govern, Draw, Cost, Cry For, Cry Out For, Compel
Related verbs: Claim, Exact, Take
Derivative terms: Demand, Demand, Necessity, Necessity, Need, Requirement
Antonyms: Obviate

7. Verb. Require or ask for as a price or condition. "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
Generic synonyms: Demand

Definition of Ask

1. v. t. To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.

2. v. i. To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.

3. n. A water newt.

Definition of Ask

1. Initialism. Amplitude Shift Keying ¹

2. Proper noun. (Norse mythology) The first male human, according to the w:Poetic Edda Poetic Edda. ¹

3. Verb. look for an answer to a question by speaking. ¹

4. Verb. approach someone to do something. ¹

5. Noun. An act or instance of asking. ¹

6. Noun. Something asked or asked for; a request. ¹

7. Noun. (context: UK dialectal and Scotland) An eft; newt. ¹

8. Noun. (context: UK dialectal) A lizard. ¹

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Definition of Ask

1. to put a question to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Ask

1. A water newt. See: Asker. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ask

ask (current term)
ask-upmark kidney
ask after
ask around
ask for
ask for it
ask for the moon
ask for trouble
ask in
ask me one on sport
ask my arse
ask out
ask over
ask round
ask the question

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