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VERB (7)

1. inquire about;
- Example: "I asked about their special today"
- Example: "He had to ask directions several times"
[syn: ask, inquire, enquire]

2. make a request or demand for something to somebody;
- Example: "She asked him for a loan"

3. direct or put; seek an answer to;
- Example: "ask a question"

4. consider obligatory; request and expect;
- Example: "We require our secretary to be on time"
- Example: "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"
- Example: "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
[syn: ask, require, expect]

5. address a question to and expect an answer from;
- Example: "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"
- Example: "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"

6. require as useful, just, or proper;
- Example: "It takes nerve to do what she did"
- Example: "success usually requires hard work"
- Example: "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"
- Example: "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"
- Example: "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"
- Example: "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
[syn: necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand]

7. require or ask for as a price or condition;
- Example: "He is asking $200 for the table"
- Example: "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ask \Ask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Asked; p. pr. & vb. n. Asking.] [OE. asken, ashen, axien, AS. [=a]scian, [=a]csian; akin to OS. [=e]sc[=o]n, OHG. eisc[=o]n, Sw. [=a]ska, Dan. [ae]ske, D. eischen, G. heischen, Lith. j["e]sk['o]ti, OSlav. iskati to seek, Skr. ish to desire. [root]5.] 1. To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed. [1913 Webster] Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God. --Judg. xviii. 5. [1913 Webster] If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. --John xv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask? [1913 Webster] Ask me never so much dowry. --Gen. xxxiv. 12. [1913 Webster] To whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. --Luke xii. 48. [1913 Webster] An exigence of state asks a much longer time to conduct a design to maturity. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question. [1913 Webster] He is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. --John ix. 21. [1913 Webster] He asked the way to Chester. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment. [1913 Webster] 5. To publish in church for marriage; -- said of both the banns and the persons. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] Syn: To beg; request; seek; petition; solicit; entreat; beseech; implore; crave; require; demand; claim; exhibit; inquire; interrogate. See Beg. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ask \Ask\, v. i. 1. To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread. [1913 Webster] Ask, and it shall be given you. --Matt. vii. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. To make inquiry, or seek by request; -- sometimes followed by after. [1913 Webster] Wherefore . . . dost ask after my name? --Gen. xxxii. 29. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ask \Ask\, n. [See 2d Asker.] (Zool.) A water newt. [Scot. & North of Eng.] [1913 Webster] Askance
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ask v 1: inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times" [syn: ask, inquire, enquire] 2: make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan" 3: direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question" 4: 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" [syn: ask, require, expect] 5: address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother" 6: 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" [syn: necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand] [ant: eliminate, obviate, rid of] 7: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "ask": apply for, argue, ask a question, ask about, ask for, ask questions, assess, be hurting for, be indicated, beg, beg leave, beseech, bespeak, bid, bid come, blackmail, bring into question, call, call for, call in, canvass, catechize, challenge, charge, charge for, claim, clamor for, crave, cry for, cry out for, debate, deliberate, demand, desire, discuss, entreat, exact, examine, extort, file for, have occasion for, implore, importune, impose, indent, inquire, inquire of, interpellate, interrogate, invite, issue an invitation, issue an ultimatum, levy, make a demand, make a request, make a requisition, make application, make dutiable, make inquiry, necessitate, need, order, order up, place an order, prerequire, pro rata, propose a question, propound a question, prorate, put in for, put in requisition, put queries, query, question, quiz, request, require, require an answer, requisition, review, screw, seek, solicit, stick for, summon, take, take doing, talk over, tax, tithe, want, want doing, want to know, warn, whistle for, wish
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ASK Akademische Software Kooperation (org., Karlsruhe, Germany)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ASK Amplitude Shift Keying
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

ASK Amplitude Shift Keying