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Verb: ask  ãsk
  1. Make a request or demand for something to somebody
    "She asked him for a loan"
  2. Direct or put; seek an answer to
    "ask a question"
  3. Consider obligatory; request and expect
    "Aren't we asking too much of these children?";
    - require, expect
  4. Address a question to and expect an answer from
    "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"; "He had to ask directions several times";
    - inquire, enquire [Brit, Cdn]
  5. Must previously have happened or existed, happen or be in place during (in order for stated thing to be happening or be the case)
    "This job asks a lot of patience and skill";
    - necessitate, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
  6. Make a date
    "Has he asked you out yet?";
    - ask out, invite out, take out
  7. Require or ask for as a price or condition
    "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
Noun: ask  ãsk
  1. A request or call to do something demanding or beyond normal reasonable bounds
    "it's a big ask to expect her to work during that weekend"

Derived forms: asked, asking, asks

See also: ask over, invite

Type of: articulate, ask for, bespeak, call for, communicate, demand, formulate, give voice, intercommunicate, phrase, quest, request, word

Encyclopedia: Ask, Hordaland