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Petition vs. Request

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Petitionnoun

A formal, written request made to an official person or organized body, often containing many signatures.

Requestverb

(transitive) to express the need or desire for

Petitionnoun

A compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in support of a specific cause.

Requestverb

(transitive) to ask somebody to do something

Petitionnoun

(legal) A formal written request for judicial action.

Requestnoun

Act of requesting (with the adposition at in the presence of possessives, and on in their absence).

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Petitionnoun

A prayer; a supplication; an entreaty.

Requestnoun

A formal message requesting something.

Petitionverb

(transitive) To make a request to, commonly in written form.

‘The villagers petitioned the council to demolish the dangerous building.’;

Requestnoun

of being sought after.

Petitionnoun

A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.

‘A house of prayer and petition for thy people.’; ‘This last petition heard of all her prayer.’;

Requestnoun

(obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.

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Petitionnoun

A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; - in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.

Requestnoun

The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty.

‘I will marry her, sir, at your request.’;

Petitionverb

To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.

‘You have . . . petitioned all the gods for my prosperity.’;

Requestnoun

That which is asked for or requested.

‘I will both hear and grant you your requests.’;

Petitionverb

To make a petition or solicitation.

Requestnoun

A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand.

‘Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.’;

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Petitionnoun

a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

Requestverb

To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor.

Petitionnoun

reverent petition to a deity

Requestverb

To address with a request; to ask.

‘I request youTo give my poor host freedom.’;

Petitionverb

write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

Requestnoun

a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

Petition

A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer called supplication.

Requestnoun

the verbal act of requesting

Requestverb

express the need or desire for; ask for;

‘She requested an extra bed in her room’; ‘She called for room service’;

Requestverb

ask (a person) to do something;

‘She asked him to be here at noon’; ‘I requested that she type the entire manuscript’;

Requestverb

inquire for (information);

‘I requested information from the secretary’;

Requestnoun

an act of asking politely or formally for something

‘a request for information’; ‘the club's excursion was postponed at the request of some of the members’;

Requestnoun

a thing that is asked for

‘to have our ideas taken seriously is surely a reasonable request’;

Requestnoun

an instruction to a computer to provide information or perform another function

‘the computer is busy servicing requests from other processes’;

Requestnoun

a tune or song played on a radio programme, typically accompanied by a personal message, in response to a listener's request.

Requestnoun

the state of being sought after

‘human intelligence, which is in constant request in a family’;

Requestverb

politely or formally ask for

‘the chairman requested that the reports be considered’; ‘he received the information he had requested’;

Requestverb

politely or formally ask (someone) to do something

‘the letter requested him to report to London’;

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