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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 for "petition":

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

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How to use petition in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Patrick Henry:

    Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.

  4. John Barrasso:

    Barrasso's state has plentiful uranium reserves. Late last year, President Trump issued a presidential order to break U.S. dependence on foreign minerals. I think President Trump is focused on the fact there are critical minerals, and for an America first economy and American national security, uranium to me is high on that list. A spokesperson for the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security said the bureau is reviewing the petition from Ur-Energy and Energy Fuels to.

  5. State Bar Court:

    The State Bar of California has filed a petition to enroll this licensee on interim inactive status, alleging that the licensees conduct poses a substantial threat of harm to clients or the public, the petition involves a charge that the licensee engaged in a major misappropriation of client funds.

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