request

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French requeste (French: requête), from Vulgar Latin *requæsita, from Latin requisita, feminine of requisitus ‎(requested, demanded), past participle of requīrō ‎(require, ask).

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈkwɛst/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Hyphenation: re‧quest

NounEdit

request ‎(plural requests)

  1. Act of requesting (with the adposition at in the presence of possessives, and on in their absence).
    • I will marry her, sir, at your request.
    - Shakespeare
    • The promise that arises upon an account stated, is to pay on request.
    - The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports, 1839
  2. A formal message requesting something.
  3. Condition of being sought after.
    • Sir W. Temple
      Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.
  4. (obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.
    • Bible, Psalms cvi. 15
      He gave them their request.

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request ‎(third-person singular simple present requests, present participle requesting, simple past and past participle requested)

  1. to express the need or desire for
  2. to ask somebody to do something

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