What are some alternative words for ask?

Synonyms for ask
æsk, ɑsk

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term ask.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ask, inquire, enquire(verb)

    inquire about

    "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"

    Synonyms:
    postulate, need, require, expect, demand, inquire, enquire, take, investigate, wonder, involve, call for, necessitate

  2. ask(verb)

    make a request or demand for something to somebody

    "She asked him for a loan"

    Synonyms:
    postulate, need, require, expect, demand, inquire, enquire, take, involve, call for, necessitate

  3. ask(verb)

    direct or put; seek an answer to

    "ask a question"

    Synonyms:
    postulate, need, require, expect, demand, inquire, enquire, take, involve, call for, necessitate

  4. ask, require, expect(verb)

    consider obligatory; request and expect

    "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"

    Synonyms:
    await, call for, demand, enquire, inquire, need, look, involve, wait, want, require, have a bun in the oven, necessitate, postulate, anticipate, gestate, take, carry, command, expect, bear

  5. ask(verb)

    address a question to and expect an answer from

    "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"

    Synonyms:
    postulate, need, require, expect, demand, inquire, enquire, take, involve, call for, necessitate

  6. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand(verb)

    require as useful, just, or proper

    "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, pick up, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, inquire, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, necessitate, bespeak, invite, imply, consume, drive, hire, posit, consider, need, rent, pick out, collect, quest, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, gather up, lease, take aim, want, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, regard, enquire, request, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, affect, expect, bring, command, submit, convey, shoot, aim, direct, contend, charter, get, contain, take in, subscribe, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, conduct

  7. ask(verb)

    require or ask for as a price or condition

    "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"

    Synonyms:
    postulate, need, require, expect, demand, inquire, enquire, take, involve, call for, necessitate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ask

    One asks what he feels that he may fairly claim and reasonably expect; "if a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father," Luke xi, 11; he begs for that to which he advances no claim but pity. Demand is a determined and often an arrogant word; one may rightfully demand what is his own or his due, when it is withheld or denied; or he may wrongfully demand that to which he has no claim but power. Require is less arrogant and obtrusive than demand, but is exceedingly strenuous; as, the court requires the attendance of witnesses. Entreat implies a special earnestness of asking, and beseech, a still added and more humble intensity; beseech was formerly often used as a polite intensive for beg or pray; as, I beseech you to tell me. To implore is to ask with weeping and lamentation; to supplicate is to ask, as it were, on bended knees. Crave and request are somewhat formal terms; crave has almost disappeared from conversation; request would seem distant between parent and child. Pray is now used chiefly of address to the Supreme Being; petition is used of written request to persons in authority; as, to petition the legislature to pass an act, or the governor to pardon an offender.

    Synonyms:
    beg, beseech, crave, demand, entreat, implore, petition, pray, request, require, solicit, supplicate

    Antonyms:
    claim, command, deny, enforce, exact, extort, insist, refuse, reject

    Preposition:
    Ask a person for a thing; ask a thing of or from a person; ask after or about one's health, welfare, friends, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ask(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    question, interrogate, inquire of, put the question to

  2. ask(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    request, solicit, petition, beseech, implore, supplicate, crave, beg, desire, entreat, pray for, prefer a petition for, make application for

  3. ask(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    require, claim, demand, challenge, call for

  4. ask(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    petition, beg, pray

  5. ask(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    inquire, question, make inquiry

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ASK

    Synonyms:
    Cardiology Australian StreptoKinase trial in stroke

How to pronounce ask?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say ask in sign language?

  1. ask

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#26have
#77get
#132make
#145please
#180read
#183need
#246take
#254want
#342guide
#374call
#424learn
#446look
#453select
#497questions
#508study
#509application
#559q
#592question
#627request
#677film
#679put
#737drive
#749ask
#783direct
#867subscribe
#868submit
#892choose
#1061apply
#1072asked
#1176lead
#1204contract
#1274deal
#1275hold
#1362command
#1425bring
#1528consider
#1539require
#1570pack
#1637rent
#1651remove
#1829demand
#1893accept
#2022claim
#2071wait
#2197hire
#2227requests
#2291fill
#2323expect
#2412carry
#2490bear
#2505train
#2645conduct
#2700contain
#2751aim
#3117requested
#3140affect
#3171seek
#3339wonder
#3354assume
#3402exact
#3702asking
#3789charter
#3876regard
#3884strike
#4128lease
#4363collect
#4737quest
#5175shoot
#5368petition
#5412invite
#5419involve
#5639adopt
#6166investigate
#6220engage
#6810acquire
#6821admit
#6947pray
#8594requesting
#8951inquire
#9747pose
#9811urge
#10524withdraw
#10787imply
#12977convey
#13640consume
#14126anticipate
#14848enquire
#14968beg
#15899occupy
#19022await
#20325contend
#21425solicit
#21946poser
#23666crave
#39203necessitate
#48394postulate
#48993ingest
#53000beseech
#53925posit
#71598implore
#83495entreat
#187481bespeak
#223605supplicate
#267080gestate

Translations for ask

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for ask »

Translation

Find a translation for the ask synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Images & Illustrations of ask

  1. Images & Illustrations of ask
    Images & Illustrations of ask
    Images & Illustrations of ask
    Images & Illustrations of ask
    Images & Illustrations of ask

Discuss these ask synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ask." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 8 Dec. 2019. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/ask>.

Are we missing a good synonym for ask?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ask:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.