request

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Etymology[edit]

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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request (plural requests)

  1. Act of requesting.
    • Shakespeare
      I will marry her, sir, at your 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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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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