Nouns (13)
postulation, petition, request
n. a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
asking, request
n. the verbal act of requesting
n. [the act of asking for something to be given or done]
document retrieval system, document retrieval, text retrieval, IR, information retrieval, request, retrieval
n. the system allowing requesting and obtaining information by means of a computer
Verbs (1)
v. inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"
Adverbs (0)
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Adjectives (0)
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Fuzzynyms (45)
n. an authoritative command or request
plea, supplication
n. a humble request for help from someone in authority
supplication, invocation
n. a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
interrogation, query, enquiry, inquiry, question
n. an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
v. instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
v. write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
v. ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
invoke, appeal
v. request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
expect, require, ask
v. 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"
exact, take, claim
v. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
v. ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
pray, implore, beg
v. call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
v. appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"
v. make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
importune, insist
v. beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them"
v. make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"
v. summon to court
v. ask to come; "summon a lawyer"
v. express a desire for
v. demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
v. charge with a task
v. engage in legal proceedings
call for, demand, involve, take, require, need, postulate, ask, necessitate
v. 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"
Synonyms (2)
call for, invite
v. request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
Antonyms (3)
n. the act of refusing
v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
v. bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
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