Definitions of ask

  1. 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 postulates a patient's consent"
  2. make a request or demand for something to somebody; " She asked him for a loan"
  3. 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"
  4. inquire about; " I asked about their special today"; " He had to ask directions several times"
  5. direct or put; seek an answer to; " ask a question"
  6. address a question to and expect an answer from; " Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; " The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
  7. require or ask for as a price or condition; " He is asking $ 200 for the table"; " The kidnapers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
  8. 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?
  9. To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
  10. To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
  11. A water newt.
  12. To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; - often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
  13. To publish in church for marriage; - said of both the banns and the persons.
  14. To request or petition; - usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
  15. To make inquiry, or seek by request; - sometimes followed by after.
  16. To request; seek to obtain by words; petition or beg for; claim or demand; expect or require; as, what price do you ask? inquire respecting; as, to ask the way; question; invite.
  17. To make request; inquire.
  18. To seek: to request, inquire, beg, or question.
  19. To request: to make inquiry.
  20. To request; to invite; inquire.
  21. To request; solicit; demand; claim.
  22. To question; inquire.
  23. To invite.
  24. To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to require, expect, or claim; to demand; to question; to inquire about; to invite.
  25. To request or petition; to make inquiry.
  26. To beg; to solicit; to seek from; to question; to inquire.

Usage examples for ask

  1. To ask for me? – The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
  2. Did he not ask you? – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  3. Shall I ask 'em? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. But that you do ask – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. " No." " Why didn't you ask for one, then?" – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. I'll have to ask you to stop this. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  7. And what is it you ask – Child of a Century, v3 by Alfred de Musset
  8. Do you need to ask me that? – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. I do not ask more. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  10. Well, now, then- I want to ask you this. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  11. I think I have a right to ask that of you." – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
  12. Only dropped in to see how you were, and to ask the news. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  13. " But if you did ask she would let you go. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  14. Don't ask me any more. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  15. I think we must ask Dr. Sandford. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. We don't ask for work. – Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed
  17. Ask her to come in. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  18. Do what we ask of you. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  19. You didn't ask no one to get it? – White Lilac; or the Queen of the May by Amy Walton
  20. What do you wish to ask of me? – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins