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Meaning & Definition of Request in English

English

Request

/rɪkwɛst/

noun

1. A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

    synonym:
  • request
  • ,
  • petition
  • ,
  • postulation

2. The verbal act of requesting

    synonym:
  • request
  • ,
  • asking

verb

1. Express the need or desire for

  • Ask for
  • "She requested an extra bed in her room"
  • "She called for room service"
    synonym:
  • request
  • ,
  • bespeak
  • ,
  • call for
  • ,
  • quest

2. Ask (a person) to do something

  • "She asked him to be here at noon"
  • "I requested that she type the entire manuscript"
    synonym:
  • request

3. Inquire for (information)

  • "I requested information from the secretary"
    synonym:
  • request

Examples of using

I am writing you at the request of a friend.
Please file a written request.
In order to complete the development on schedule, we request that other unrelated tasks be delayed for the moment.