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Verb: ask for  ãsk for
  1. Increase the likelihood of
    "ask for trouble";
    - invite
     
  2. Express the need or desire for
    "when you call, always ask for Mary";
    - request, bespeak, call for, quest

Derived forms: asking for, asked for, asks for

Type of: arouse, communicate, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, kindle, pass, pass along, pass on, provoke, put across, raise