Definitions and translations for "ask"

Definition of ask

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Verb
1. To request (information, or an answer to a question).
I asked her age.
2. To put forward (a question) to be answered.
To ask a question
3. To interrogate or enquire of (a person).
I'm going to ask this lady for directions.
4. To request or petition; usually with for.
To ask for a second helping at dinner
To ask for help with homework
5. To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.
What price are you asking for the house?
6. To invite.
Don't ask them to the wedding.
7. To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.
8. To take (a person's situation) as an example.
Noun
9. An act or instance of asking.
10. Something asked or asked for; a request.
11. An asking price.
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English - English - ask

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v. inquire, question
adj. amorous
n. love, amour, adoration, crush, passion, gallantry

English - Spanish - ask

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v. preguntar, indagar, inquirir; pedir, decir, requerir, rogar; interrogar; invitar

English - French - ask

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v. demander

English - German - ask

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v. fragen

English - Indonesian - ask

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v. tanya, menanya, menanyai, menanyakan, bertanya, menegas, mengaju, menegur, minta, meminta, memintakan, mohon, memohon, memohonkan, memperbahasakan, minta tolong, menuntut, menyilakan, mempersilakan, mempersudikan, menawar, menawarkan

English - Italian - ask

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v. domandare, chiedere; volere; invitare

English - Polish - ask

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v. zapytać, dopytać, dowiadywać się, informować się, popytać, pytać, poprosić, prosić, uprosić, zapraszać, zapytywać, dopytywać, upraszać, zaprosić

English - Portuguese - ask

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v. perguntar; pedir; exigir; convidar

English - Romanian - ask

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v. întreba, chestiona, cere, cere să vorbească, cere să vadă, ruga, cerceta, reclama, publica, necesita, interesa: se interesa, invita, pofti, consulta, chema

English - Russian - ask

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г. спрашивать, осведомляться; хотеть видеть; просить, попросить, попроситься, запросить, требовать; приглашать

English - Turkish - ask

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f. sormak, istemek, rica etmek, soru sormak, davet etmek, hak etmek; aranmak; kaşınmak

English - Ukrainian - ask

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v. питати, запитувати, довідуватися, спитати, бачити: хотіти бачити, просити, попросити, запрошувати, вимагати, призначати ціну, прохати

Turkish - English - ask

ask, Ask

English - Dutch - ask

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ww. vragen; verzoeken; uitnodigen

English - Greek - ask

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ρήμ. ερωτώ, ζητώ, παρακαλώ

English - Arabic - ask

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‏سأل، طلب، إلتمس، تطلب‏

English - Chinese - ask

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(动) 问; 请求; 询问; 要求; 询问; 要求; 问

English - Chinese - ask

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(動) 問; 請求; 詢問; 要求; 詢問; 要求; 問

English - Hindi - ask

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v. पूछना, पूछ-ताछ करना, याचना करना, मांगना, साग्रह प्रार्थना करना, कार्य देना

English - Japanese - ask

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(動) 尋ねる; 頼む; 要求する

English - Korean - ask

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동. ...에게 ...을 묻다;청하다, 청구하다

English - Vietnamese - ask

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v. hỏi, xin, yêu cầu, thỉnh cầu, hỏi thăm, mời người nào, thỉnh nguyện, xin lổi người nào, xin phép người nào
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Synonyms for ask
1. appeal for: appeal, request, seek, beg, desire, beseech, entreat
2. inquire: query, interrogate, survey, examine, question, interrogation
3. demand: claim, call for, impose, exact, expect, require, desire
4. invite: call in, suggest, urge, prompt, beckon
5. anticipate: await, hope for, foresee
Verb forms for ask
Present participle: asking
Present: ask (3.person: asks)
Past: asked
Future: will ask
Present conditional: would ask
Present Perfect: have asked (3.person: has asked)
Past Perfect: had asked
Future Perfect: will have asked
Past conditional: would have asked