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Another word for ask

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Verb
  1. To put a question to (someone)

      1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
      2. To test the knowledge of by posing questions:
      3. To poke fun at; mock.
      1. A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
      2. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy:
      3. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem:
      1. A question; an inquiry.
      2. A doubt in the mind; a mental reservation.
      3. A notation, usually a question mark, calling attention to an item in order to question its validity or accuracy.
      1. To seek information by asking a question:
      2. To make an inquiry or investigation:
      3. To ask, especially politely or formally:
      1. To observe carefully or critically; inspect:
      2. To study or analyze:
      3. To test or check the condition or health of:
    See also:

    ask

  2. To seek an answer to (a question)

      1. To move to a higher position; elevate:
      2. To set in an upright or erect position:
      3. To erect or build:
      1. To place in a specified location; set:
      2. To cause to be in a specified condition:
      3. To cause (one) to undergo something; subject:
      1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
      2. To present or constitute:
      3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
    See also:

    ask

  3. To endeavor to obtain (something) by expressing one's needs or desires.

    See also:

    request

  4. To have as a need or prerequisite

  5. To request that someone take part in or be present at a particular occasion

    See also:

    warn

Another word for ask

Verb
  1. To inquire

  2. To solicit

    See also:

    beg

  3. To expect

  4. To invite

      1. To call together; convene:
      2. To request to appear; send for:
      3. To order to take a specified action; bid:
      1. To force or drive forward or onward; impel.
      2. To entreat earnestly and often repeatedly; exhort.
      3. To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for:
      1. To offer for consideration or action; propose:
      2. To express or say indirectly:
      3. To make evident indirectly; intimate or imply:
      1. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
      2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
      3. To offer (a toast to be drunk).
    See also:

    invite

Synonym Study

  • Quiz , used esp. in schools, implies a short, selective questioning to test factual knowledge of some subject
  • Catechize also denotes close questioning, but implies the expectation of certain fixed answers, esp. with reference to religious doctrine
  • Question and interrogate imply the asking of a series of questions to question a witness, interrogate adding the further implication of systematic, often extensive, official examination to interrogate a prisoner of war
  • Ask and the more formal inquire and query usually denote no more than the seeking of an answer or information, but query also often implies doubt as to the correctness of something the printer queried the spelling of several words