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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

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. 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. Robin Krawitz:

    A year after he was prosecuted and punished there was a petition to the state Legislature to come up with a punishment that was more severe because the notorious Samuel Burris was still doing the work in the neighborhood.

  3. Darren Bailey:

    By agreeing with the plaintiff in this initial ruling, the court set a dangerous precedent, we will not stop this virus if, because of this ruling, any resident can petition to be exempted from aspects of the orders that rely on collective action to keep us all safe.

  4. Michele Bachmann:

    And for over twenty years, he stood over here, and every single day he stood up with his petition to stop slavery. And every day he was booed down and hated, hated, hated by his fellow Congressmen. Until finally at the very end of his life, he stood up again with his petition, and collapsed.

  5. Carlos Mesa:

    I am here to receive Mr. Camacho and express our solidarity and support for his basic right of free movement and his right to petition, i think this is a fundamental moment for the opposition that believes in a democratic response and a peaceful way out.


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