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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.


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

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  1. John MacLeod:

    We don't honestly know, obviously the circumstances are unclear. ... We will be looking to ask for a thorough investigation.

  2. Badrinath Singh:

    What we ask for is not to focus on age. Instead, prosecution and punishment should be determined by the crime.

  3. Ada Hamosh:

    From a clinical perspective, once you see enough (patients) you can define the (symptom) spectrum, age of onset, other organs the disease affects, what their prognosis is, that's what parents ask for. They can say, 'I just met a 30-year-old with this condition.' It's not a cure, it's not a treatment, but it's the power of diagnosis and having a name to put on this condition.

  4. The Pope:

    We ask for peace and freedom for the many men and women subject to old and new forms of enslavement on the part of criminal individuals and groups.

  5. Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis:

    I want to make it clear that we will wait for the French authorities, if they want to ask (for) something from us, particularly as regards our location and our facilities, we would be very glad to provide them with this solidarity and assistance.

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