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Noun: asking  ãsk-ing
  1. The verbal act of requesting
    - request
Verb: ask  ãsk
  1. Request information about
    "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times";
    - inquire, enquire [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Make a request or demand for something to somebody
    "She asked him for a loan"
  3. Direct or put; seek an answer to
    "ask a question"
  4. Consider obligatory; request and expect
    "Aren't we asking too much of these children?";
    - require, expect
  5. Address a question to and expect an answer from
    "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
  6. 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
  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"

Derived forms: askings

See also: ask in, ask out, ask over

Type of: address, articulate, bespeak, call for, communicate, demand, formulate, give voice, intercommunicate, phrase, quest, request, speech act, turn to, word

Encyclopedia: Asking

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