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Definition of request verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they request
he / she / it requests
past simple requested
-ing form requesting
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 to ask for something or ask someone to do something in a polite or formal way request something (from somebody) She requested permission to film at the White House. You can request a free copy of the leaflet. Call us now if you'd like to request a song for someone (= ask for it to be played on the radio). request somebody to do something We were requested to assemble in the lobby. You are requested not to smoke anywhere in the building. request that… She requested that no one be told of her decision until the next meeting. + speech “Please come with me,” he requested.
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