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Dictionary definition for: Ask

1. (v) inquire about; "I asked about their special today" "He had to ask directions several times"

2. (v) make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"

3. (v) direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"

4. (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"

5. (v) 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"

6. (v) address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry" "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"

7. (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"

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