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Antonyms for ask forask for

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  1. ask forverb


  2. ask forverb

    to request

    I asked for a glass of water.


  3. ask forverb

    To increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.

    If you keep on speeding, you are asking for trouble.


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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invite, ask forverb

    increase the likelihood of

    "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism"

    bid, ask in, invite, ask over, tempt, pay for, take in, call for, ask round, receive

How to use ask for in a sentence?

  1. Justin Bamberg:

    Of course, the family is not happy that former Officer Slager is getting bond, but they understand that any criminal defendant can ask for bail, as far as him being out (of jail), it does hurt. It hurts a mother and father who have to go visit their child in a cemetery. Everybody is just looking forward to and preparing for the trial.

  2. Nicolas Maduro:

    They've resorted to cyber terrorism, to electromagnetic terrorism, i ask for understanding ... we are in a true electrical emergency, a true national emergency.

  3. Michael Phelps:

    You know, I think that’s something that we all need to understand and it’s okay to ask for help. I think a lot of us look at, especially Americans, look at it as a sign of weakness if we reach our hand out and ask for help, at the end of the day, look, we want to be the best that we can be, and sometimes we can’t do it alone.

  4. Horace Mann:

    If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.

  5. Tim Pawlenty:

    I think it comes down to this -- he's strong, he's also informed, he's conservative, and he's electable, and he can unite the party, and you can't ask for much more than that.

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