Definitions of asking

n the verbal act of requesting

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notice, notification
a request for payment
indirect request, wish
an expression of some desire or inclination
a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
appeal, entreaty, prayer
earnest or urgent request
orison, petition, prayer
reverent petition to a deity
a request
billing, charge
request for payment of a debt
trick or treat
a request by children on Halloween; they pass from door to door asking for goodies and threatening to play tricks on those who refuse
inquiring, questioning
a request for information
a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
callback, recall
a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
prayer wheel
a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet
bidding, summons
a request to be present
a colloquial expression for invitation
a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
demagoguery, demagogy
impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
plea, supplication
a humble request for help from someone in authority
an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
courting, courtship, suit, wooing
a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
benediction, blessing
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday
a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
blessing, grace, thanksgiving
a short prayer of thanks before a meal
a prayer to God on behalf of another person
invocation, supplication
a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
a call to return
a document that must be accepted and paid by another person
questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
enquiry, inquiry, interrogation, query, question
an instance of questioning
examination, interrogation, interrogatory
formal systematic questioning
short order
an order for food that can be prepared quickly
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speech act
the use of language to perform some act

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