Definition of request noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈkwest//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkwest//
    request (for something) | request (that…)
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  1. 1  the action of asking for something formally and politely They made a request for further aid. He was there at the request of his manager/at his manager’s request(= because his manager had asked him to go). The writer's name was withheld by request (= because the writer asked for this to be done). Catalogues are available on request. She left her address with a request that any mail should be sent on to her.
  2. 2  a thing that you formally ask for My request was granted. a radio request programme (= a programme of music, songs, etc. that people have asked for)
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French requeste (noun), based on Latin requirere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + quaerere ‘seek’.Extra examples Additional copies will be made available on request. He has refused all interview requests. Her last request before she died was that she be buried at sea. His request was always met with the same answer. I could not deny a direct request like that. I got a couple of email requests for it. I made my initial request for material in February. I’ve put in a request for a room with a view of the sea. The Commission approved a request for $700 000 in tax refunds. The book was withdrawn at the author’s request. The film is being shown again by popular request. The helpline was inundated with requests for information on the crash. The judge will now consider this request from the plaintiffs. The play was written by Agatha Christie at the request of Queen Mary. The writer’s name was withheld by request. We have had repeated requests for a pedestrian crossing near the school. We will arrange accommodation on request. an extradition request by the US the State Department budget request Catalogues are available on request. He was there at his manager’s request. a radio request programme
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