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Asking vs. Ask

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Askingnoun

The act or process of posing a question or making a request.

‘His asking was greeted with silence.’;

Askverb

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

‘I asked her age.’;

Askingnoun

A request, or petition.

Askverb

To put forward (a question) to be answered.

‘to ask a question’;

Askingnoun

(in the plural) The marriage banns.

Askverb

To interrogate or enquire of (a person).

‘I'm going to ask this lady for directions.’;

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Askingadjective

That asks; that expresses a question or request.

Askverb

To request or petition; usually with for.

‘to ask for a second helping at dinner’; ‘to ask for help with homework’;

Askingnoun

The act of inquiring or requesting; a petition; solicitation.

Askverb

To request permission to do something.

‘She asked to see the doctor.’; ‘Did you ask to use the car?’;

Askingnoun

The publishing of banns.

Askverb

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?’;

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Askingnoun

the verbal act of requesting

Askverb

To invite.

‘Don't ask them to the wedding.’;

Askingadjective

relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration

Askverb

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

Askverb

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

Asknoun

An act or instance of asking.

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Asknoun

Something asked or asked for; a request.

Asknoun

An asking price.

Asknoun

An eft; newt.

Asknoun

A lizard.

Askverb

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 counsel, we pray thee, of God.’; ‘If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.’;

Askverb

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 me never so much dowry.’; ‘To whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.’; ‘An exigence of state asks a much longer time to conduct a design to maturity.’;

Askverb

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

‘He is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.’; ‘He asked the way to Chester.’;

Askverb

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

Askverb

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

Askverb

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

‘Ask, and it shall be given you.’;

Askverb

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

‘Wherefore . . . dost ask after my name?’;

Asknoun

A water newt.

Askverb

inquire about;

‘I asked about their special today’; ‘He had to ask directions several times’;

Askverb

make a request or demand for something to somebody;

‘She asked him for a loan’;

Askverb

direct or put; seek an answer to;

‘ask a question’;

Askverb

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’;

Askverb

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’;

Askverb

address a question to and expect an answer from;

‘Ask your teacher about trigonometry’; ‘The children asked me about their dead grandmother’;

Askverb

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’;

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