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Ask vs. Query

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  • Ask (verb)

    To request (information, or an answer to a question).

    "I asked her age."

  • Ask (verb)

    To put forward (a question) to be answered.

    "to ask a question"

  • Ask (verb)

    To interrogate or enquire of (a person).

    "I'm going to ask this lady for directions."

  • Ask (verb)

    To request or petition; usually with for.

    "to ask for a second helping at dinner"

    "to ask for help with homework"

  • Ask (verb)

    To request permission to do something.

    "She asked to see the doctor."

    "Did you ask to use the car?"

  • Ask (verb)

    To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.

    "What price are you asking for the house?"

  • Ask (verb)

    To invite.

    "Don't ask them to the wedding."

  • Ask (verb)

    To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.

  • Ask (verb)

    To take (a person's situation) as an example.

  • Ask (noun)

    An act or instance of asking.

  • Ask (noun)

    Something asked or asked for; a request.

  • Ask (noun)

    An asking price.

  • Ask (noun)

    An eft; newt.

  • Ask (noun)

    A lizard.

  • Query (noun)

    A question, an inquiry US, an enquiry UK.

    "The teacher answered the student’s query concerning biosynthesis."

  • Query (noun)

    A question mark.

  • Query (noun)

    A set of instructions passed to a database.

    "The database admin switched on query logging for debugging purposes."

  • Query (verb)

    To ask a question.

  • Query (verb)

    To ask, inquire.

  • Query (verb)

    To question or call into doubt.

  • Query (verb)

    To pass a query to a database to retrieve information.

  • Query (verb)

    To send a private message to (a user on IRC).

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  • Ask

    To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; - often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.

  • Ask

    To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?

  • Ask

    To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.

  • Ask

    To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.

  • Ask

    To publish in church for marriage; - said of both the banns and the persons.

  • Ask (verb)

    To request or petition; - usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.

  • Ask (verb)

    To make inquiry, or seek by request; - sometimes followed by after.

  • Ask (noun)

    A water newt.

  • Query (noun)

    A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved.

  • Query (noun)

    A question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity.

  • Query (noun)

    An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt.

  • Query (verb)

    To ask questions; to make inquiry.

  • Query (verb)

    To have a doubt; as, I query if he is right.

  • Query

    To put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact.

  • Query

    To address questions to; to examine by questions.

  • Query

    To doubt of; to regard with incredulity.

  • Query

    To write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quære.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Ask (verb)

    inquire about;

    "I asked about their special today"

    "He had to ask directions several times"

  • Ask (verb)

    make a request or demand for something to somebody;

    "She asked him for a loan"

  • Ask (verb)

    direct or put; seek an answer to;

    "ask a question"

  • Ask (verb)

    consider obligatory; request and expect;

    "We require our secretary to be on time"

    "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"

    "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"

  • Ask (verb)

    require or ask for as a price or condition;

    "He is asking $200 for the table"

    "The kidnapers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"

  • Ask (verb)

    address a question to and expect an answer from;

    "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"

    "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"

  • Ask (verb)

    require as useful, just, or proper;

    "It takes nerve to do what she did"

    "success usually requires hard work"

    "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"

    "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"

    "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"

    "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"

  • Query (noun)

    an instance of questioning;

    "there was a question about my training"

    "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

  • Query (verb)

    pose a question

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