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Synonyms for petition
pəˈtɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. request, petition, postulation(noun)

    a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

    Synonyms:
    prayer, request, orison, predication, asking, postulation

  2. prayer, petition, orison(verb)

    reverent petition to a deity

    Synonyms:
    entreaty, orison, prayer, postulation, supplication, supplicant, appeal, request

  3. petition(verb)

    write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. petition

    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:
    ask, beg, beseech, crave, demand, entreat, implore, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. petition

    Synonyms:
    supplication, entreaty, craving, application, appeal, salutation, prayer, request, instance

    Antonyms:
    deprecation, expostulation, protect, command, injunction, claim, demand, requirement, exaction, dictation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. petition(n.)

    Synonyms:
    request, prayer, supplication, entreaty, suit, solicitation, application, appeal, address

  2. petition(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entreat, pray, supplicate, solicit, crave, ask, beg, apply to, make application to, prefer a request to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. petition(n)

    Synonyms:
    entreaty, supplication, prayer

  2. petition(v)

    Synonyms:
    entreat, supplicate, pray

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    request, petitions, application, petitioner, complaint, motion, demand

How to pronounce petition?

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How to say petition in sign language?

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How to use petition in a sentence?

  1. The Hitopadesa:

    Not to attend at the door of the wealthy, and not to use the voice of petition?these constitute the best life of a man.

  2. Joseph Holstead:

    This and other evidence provided was legally sufficient to establish that Malik was eligible for a fiance petition and issuance of a visa to travel to the United States.

  3. Richard Schager:

    When Lehman filed its bankruptcy petition, it listed 20,000 former employees and told them they had contract claims, it wasn't until the big creditors took over Lehman's shell that the squeeze of employees began, including the recharacterization of contract claims as securities claims.

  4. Bart Katureebe:

    We find that there was non-compliance with the principles of free and fair elections, but we are not satisfied that non-compliance affected the result in a substantial manner... This petition is dismissed.

  5. Jason Levine:

    The better-late-than-never recall of Kia Souls hopefully will remedy this fire-causing defect, yet one has to wonder why Kias initial reaction was to deny the validity of our petition, particularly as there were dozens of reports of fires involving these vehicles all the way back to last summer.


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