request ( requests plural & 3rd person present) ( requesting present participle) ( requested past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you request something, you ask for it politely or formally.
FORMAL Mr Dennis said he had requested access to a telephone... V n
She had requested that the door to her room be left open. V that
2 verb If you request someone to do something, you politely or formally ask them to do it.
FORMAL Students are requested to park at the rear of the Department. V n to-inf
3 n-count If you make a request, you politely or formally ask someone to do something.
oft N for n, N that/to-inf
France had agreed to his request for political asylum...
4 n-count A request is a song or piece of music which someone has asked a performer or disc jockey to play.
If you have any requests, I'd be happy to play them for you.
5 If you do something at someone's request, you do it because they have asked you to.
at sb's request/at the request of sb phrase
The evacuation is being organised at the request of the United Nations Secretary General.
6 If something is given or done on request, it is given or done whenever you ask for it.
on request phrase
Leaflets giving details are available on request...
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