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  ( 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  
,       vb  
      n   command, order  

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