Dictionary Results for asking


1. asking - noun

· the verbal act of requesting

Synonym(s): request

Hypernym(s): speech_act




2. ask - verb

· make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




3. ask - verb

· direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"

Hypernym(s): give_voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate




4. ask - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): require, expect

Hypernym(s): demand




5. ask - verb

· address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"; "I inquired about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"

Synonym(s): inquire, enquire

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




6. ask - verb

· 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"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

Synonym(s): necessitate, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call_for, demand




7. ask - verb

· make a date; "Has he asked you out yet?" "He asekd me to a dance"

Synonym(s): ask_out, invite_out, take_out

Hypernym(s): request, ask_for, bespeak, call_for, quest




8. ask - verb

· require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"

Hypernym(s): demand





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