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Synonyms for ask
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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ask(v)

    Synonyms:
    inquire, question, interrogate, quiz, catechize, request, solicit, petition, supplicate, entreat, desire, beg, seek, beseech, crave, implore, importune, dun, apply, require, demand, expect, challenge, exact, claim, invite, bid

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ASK

    Synonyms:
    Cardiology Australian StreptoKinase trial in stroke

How to pronounce ask?

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How to say ask in sign language?

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How to use ask in a sentence?

  1. Anil Kumar:

    We dont have to be too serious on everything, dubai is a city for entertainment and fun. We never ask women to check their weight, we trust them and just serve whatever number they wrote on the paper without asking questions. Therefore, we dont see any reason to feel any bad intention about the offer.

  2. Terence McKiernan:

    It wouldn't be a bad thing for people to ask themselves in what ways is this continuing and in what ways is it better, how is it that this terrible problem duplicated itself around the world, and what do we do about that?

  3. Photographer Trupal Pandya:

    I think the question I ask myself is: 'Who's richer?' (This has been) a really big learning curve of how to just live a very beautiful, normal life.

  4. Preston Wilson:

    I don't know how you guys feel about this, Blummer and Baggy, but for me, it was the slider, i can take the fastball. But I actually had somebody ask me if I could go back in history and change one thing, I skipped right over slavery and went to the slider. That's how I feel about it.

  5. Mike Pence:

    I left today’s Colts game because [ Trump ] and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag or our National Anthem, while everyone is entitled to Vice President Mike Pence own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask National Football League players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem.


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