request

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈkwɛst/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈkwɛst/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri kwest)


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request
Request can be a noun or a verb.
used as a noun
When someone asks for something to be done or provided, you can say that they make a request.
My friend made a polite request.
The Minister had granted the request.
You say that someone makes a request for something.
He agreed to my request for help.
used as a verb
When someone requests something, they ask for it.
The President requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations.
The pilot had requested permission to land immediately at the airport.
Be careful
When request is a verb, don't use ‘for’ after it. Don't say, for example, ‘The President requested for an emergency meeting’.
In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually use ask for instead of ‘request’.
I'm not afraid to ask for help and support when needed.
➜ See ask
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