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...
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
vb appeal for, apply for, ask (for), beg, beseech, call for, demand, desire, entreat, invite, petition, pray, put in for, requisition, seek, solicit, sue for, supplicate
n appeal, application, asking, begging, call, demand, desire, entreaty, petition, prayer, requisition, solicitation, suit, supplication
n command, order
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