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Another word for ask

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Verb
  1. To put a question to (someone)

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    ask

  2. To seek an answer to (a question)

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    ask

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

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    request

  4. To have as a need or prerequisite

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

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    warn

Another word for ask

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