request

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English request, from Old French requeste (French requête), from Vulgar Latin *requaesita, from Latin requīsīta, feminine of requīsītus (requested, demanded), past participle of requīrō (require, ask). Compare to French requetér.

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

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

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

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request (plural requests)

  1. Act of requesting (with the adposition at in the presence of possessives, and on in their absence).
    • Shakespeare
      I will marry her, sir, at your request.
    • 1839, The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports
      The promise that arises upon an account stated, is to pay on request.
  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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Etymology[edit]

From Old French requeste, from Vulgar Latin *requaesita; equivalent to re- +‎ quest.

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request (plural requestes)

  1. A request or petition; a pleading or asking.
  2. (Late Middle English) What is requested or petitioned for; something that is sought-after.
  3. (Late Middle English) A adventure or heroic journey.

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