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Request appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Weekly magazines request help for and by junior executives. (50 letters)
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun request:

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Definition of the noun request

What does request mean as a name of something?

Request is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: requests

  1. a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
  2. the verbal act of requesting

Alternative definition of the noun request


  1. Act of [l, en, requesting].
  2. Formal [l, en, message] requesting something.
  3. [l, en, condition, Condition] of being sought after.

Definition of the verb request

What does request mean as a doing word?

Request is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: requested | requesting | requests

  1. express the need or desire for
    • example: She requested an extra bed in her room
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, subject control with infinitive]I begged to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, not for-complement clause]I begged for her to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive]I begged her to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Proposition, that-complement clause]I begged him that he come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] for [Proposition, not sentential clause]I begged her for release
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Proposition, not sentential clause]I begged for release

      Verbs of Begging (with the same syntax): ask, beg, importune, supplicate.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of request: ask for / bespeak / call for / quest
    • more generic terms: communicate / pass / pass along / pass on / put across = transmit information
    • more specific terms:
  2. ask (a person) to do something
    • examples: I requested that she type the entire manuscript | They request him to write the letter | They request to move
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of request: hit up
    • more generic word: ask = make a request or demand for something to somebody
    • more specific terms:
  3. inquire for (information)
    • example: I requested information from the secretary
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: enquire / inquire / wonder = have a wish or desire to know something
    • more specific word: seek = inquire for


  1. "Request" is a cover album by Japanese recording artist Juju, released on September 29, 2010. The album features recordings of famous songs by Japanese female vocalists, mostly from the late 1990s.
    • also known as JUJU的點歌本
    • genre: J-pop
    • released on (5 years ago)
  2. "REQUEST" is a musical album of Mariya Takeuchi.
  3. "Request" is the second album by South African Gothic rock band The Awakening released during April 1998. Taking a step towards the New Romantic sound, Request brought the band more exposure and club rotation with three singles as well as their first music video for "Rain.
  4. "Request" is a musical single of S3RL & Mixie Moon.
    • released on
  5. "Request" is a musical single of Infinite.
    • released on
  6. "reQuest" is a musical album of Pat Flynn.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  7. "Request" is a composition.


"Request" is a 2002 drama mystery short film written and directed by Jinoh Park.


Request: A request is a frequently offered feature by some form of broadcasting entity, initially started in radio. It is an effort by the broadcaster to become interactive with their audience, allowing a means for members of the audience to ask for something specific to happen; usually the playing of a specific song.

Phrases with Request

Phrases starting with the word Request:

  1. Request for proposal
  2. Request For Admission
  3. Request for production

Phrases ending with the word Request:

  1. on request
  2. to request
  3. Space Request
  4. indirect request
  5. Discovery Request
  6. Interrupt request

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Request

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Google previewJesus the Christ (2011)

New Edition by Walter Kasper

A request is an admission of poverty. Someone who makes a...

Google previewData and Applications Security XXI (2007)

21st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security, Redondo Beach, CA, USA, July 8-11, 2007, Proceedings by Steve Barker, Gail-Joon Ahn

An access request is a 5-tuple (t, p, s, o, priv) where t ∈ T is the time when the access is requested, p ∈ Q the current period point, s ∈ S the user who requires the access, o ∈ O the object to be access, and priv ∈ P a privilege exercised on ...

Google previewParallel Computing Technologies (2003)

5th International Conference, PaCT-99, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 6-10, 1999 Proceedings by Victor Malyshkin

As we pointed out previously, the overhead of raising the bus usage priority of a prefetch request is the additional delay time to the demand fetch. Separate study showed that simply increasing the bus usage priority of all accurate prefetch ...

Google previewNorms, Values, and Society (2013)

by Herlinde Pauer-Studer

Under normal circumstances a request is a good reason for its fulfillment.

Google previewReliability Data Banks (2012)

by A. G. Cannon

PIPE; SEND The effect of this example request is that the records of all primary reactor heat transport system pipes ...

Google previewiSCSI (2015)

The Universal Storage Connection by John L. Hufferd

The implied target for the null request is the current target (the one sustaining the normal session). The implied/specified target will have its and only its target name, target addresses, and TPGTs returned in the DataSegment of the Text ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

oils, and lubricants REPSHIP report of shipment REPUNIT reporting unit REQCONF request confirmation REQSTATASK air mission request status tasking RESA research, evaluation, and system analysis RESCAP rescue combat air patrol ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Economics and Finance (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

RBTU: Regional Behavioral Treatment Unit R&C: reasonable and customary RC: reasonable charge RC: request for comments RCC: ratio of costs to charges RCCA: Residential Care Center for Adults RD: registered dietitian RDH: registered ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Operations Management (2012)

A Field Manual and Glossary of Operations Management Terms and Concepts by Arthur V. Hill

repatriate repetitive manufacturing replenishment order repositioning request date Request for Information (RFI) Request for Quotation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition - (2003)

by Miriam Drake

Public key infrastructure management transactions are certificate request transactions, such as basic certificate request,

The basic certificate request is required from an end entity that has currently valid certificate issued from the same CA.

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Small photo of AUSTRALIA, NORTHERN TERRITORY, ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK, AUGUST 09, 2016: Metal plate with the request from the Anangu people that nobody should climb on the UluruSmall photo of hemoculture bottle and request formSmall photo of Ryazan, Russia - March 29, 2018 - Homepage of Request Network on the display of PC, web address - request.networkSmall photo of Ryazan, Russia - March 29, 2018 - Homepage of Request Network on the display of PC, web address - request.networkSmall photo of Computer key - RequestSmall photo of Horizontal portrait of pretty woman keeps palm together, has pleased expression, asks husband to buy her new coat. Glad attractive female makes request, pleads for mercy. Hopeful young adultSmall photo of BANGKOK THAILAND- 16 May 2018 : finger pressing or pushing on Stop request button in bus. "Please pushing stop request button" Thai word. More...

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Quotes about Request

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence. (Dante Alighieri)
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Scrabble value of R1E1Q10U1E1S1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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