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Synonyms for petition
pəˈtɪʃ ənpe·ti·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. request, petition, postulationnoun

    a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

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

  2. prayer, petition, orisonverb

    reverent petition to a deity

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

  3. petitionverb

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. petitionnoun

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

  2. petitionverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. petitionnoun

    Synonyms:
    entreaty, supplication, prayer

  2. petitionverb

    Synonyms:
    entreat, supplicate, pray

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "petition":

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

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How to use petition in a sentence?

  1. Mark Baker:

    We always knew a cert petition was a long shot, but we gave it our all. Obviously we are still disappointed.

  2. Carrie Tyler:

    One of [the pardoned prisoners] is Tim's friend and he put his petition in two years ago, tim's petition has not been submitted. It will be in the beginning of the year. It has taken them over a year to do his petition.

  3. Tara Cornelisse:

    That firefly was at the top of my list to do a petition for fireflies, but when we were certain about the development going on in one of its habitats, thats when we elevated it to an emergency listing.

  4. Abdullah Saleh:

    I created the petition just to gather DC Fans and express their anger just for fun. I didn't mean it to be taken that serious. I just want it to be a symbolic petition, i didn't imagine it will go that far.

  5. Steve Fletcher:

    I am supporting the resolution because we really need to change how we approach public safety in our city, we need accountability, we need a broader range of approaches other than traditional policing, and 20,000 Minneapolis City residents signed the petition to put it on the ballot.


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