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Synonyms of 'request'

(verb) 
Definition
to ask for or politely demand
I requested a copy of the form.
Synonyms
ask for
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apply for
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appeal for
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put in for
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demand
She demanded an immediate apology.
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desire (formal)
His Majesty desires me to make his wishes known to you.
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pray for
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beg for
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requisition
the task of requisitioning men and supplies
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(verb) 
Definition
to ask for or politely demand
They requested him to leave.
Synonyms
invite
The Department is inviting applications from local groups.
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call for
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beg
I begged him to come back to England with me.
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petition
She is petitioning to regain ownership of the business.
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beseech
She beseeched him to cut his drinking and smoking.
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entreat
They entreated the audience to stay calm.
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supplicate
(verb) 
Definition
to ask for or politely demand
the right to request a divorce
Synonyms
seek
She sought financial advice from her accountant.
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ask (for)
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sue for
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solicit
He's already solicited their support on health care reform.
(noun) 
Definition
the act or an instance of asking for something
They agreed to his request for help.
Synonyms
appeal
The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
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call
There was a call by the trade unions for members to stay home for the duration of the strike.
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plea
an impassioned plea to mankind to act to save the planet
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application
His application for membership was rejected.
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prayer
Say a quick prayer I don't get caught in traffic.
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petition
a humble petition to Saint Anthony
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requisition
a requisition for a replacement typewriter
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solicitation
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entreaty
They have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.
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supplication (formal)
He raised his arms in a gesture of supplication.
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(noun) 
Definition
the act or an instance of asking for something
At his request, they attended some of the meetings.
Synonyms
asking
,
demand
He grew ever more fierce in his demands.
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pleading
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begging
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bidding
the bidding of his backbenchers
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petitioning
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solicitation
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(noun) 
Definition
something asked for
A few extra spaces have been made available by special request.
Synonyms
wish
The decision was made against the wishes of the party leader.
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want
The company needs to respond to the wants of our customers.
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desire
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
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requirement
The products met all legal requirements.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of application
Definition
a formal request, for example for a job
His application for membership was rejected.
in the sense of beg
Definition
to ask formally, humbly, or earnestly
I begged him to come back to England with me.
Synonyms
plead with,
desire (formal),
conjure (formal),
crave (informal),
importune (formal),
supplicate,
go on bended knee to
in the sense of beseech
Definition
to ask earnestly
She beseeched him to cut his drinking and smoking.
Synonyms
beg,
ask,
call upon,
plead with,
importune (formal),
supplicate,

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