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Synonyms for ask
æsk, ɑsk

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ask, inquire, enquireverb

    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. askverb

    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. askverb

    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, expectverb

    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. askverb

    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, demandverb

    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. askverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. askverb

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

  2. askverb

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

  3. askverb

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

  4. askverb

    Synonyms:
    petition, beg, pray

  5. askverb

    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
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use ask in a sentence?

  1. Manuel Valls:

    If rioters turn up at each and every protest it's time to ask whether some of these protests are worth it.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    It was a beautiful day, I got to see my granddaughter over the weekend and my daughter and everybody was in good spirits and good health, you can't ask for any more than that ... Bill and I just kind of watched bad TV.

  3. Djassi Julien:

    My host sits behind me so I can ask questions if I get confused.

  4. Associate Census Director Al Fontenot:

    We have film that will be prepared for our printer for either decision that they make, for our electronic side of the Census, we have a plan where we have a switch that says answer the question, ask the question, don't ask the question.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    The President of Ukraine brought up The President of Ukraine country's need for military assistance and immediately thereafter the President of the United States said, I have a favor I want to ask of you,' and would not let the subject go. There was only one message that that president of Ukraine got from that call.

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