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

  

request

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈkwest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkwest//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they request
BrE BrE//rɪˈkwest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkwest//
 
he / she / it requests
BrE BrE//rɪˈkwests//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkwests//
 
past simple requested
BrE BrE//rɪˈkwestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkwestɪd//
 
past participle requested
BrE BrE//rɪˈkwestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkwestɪd//
 
-ing form requesting
BrE BrE//rɪˈkwestɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkwestɪŋ//
 
 
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 (formal) to ask for something or ask somebody 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 record 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 in the restaurant. request that… She requested that no one be told of her decision until the next meeting. (British English also) She requested that no one should be told of her decision. + speech ‘Please come with me,’ he requested. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French requeste (noun), based on Latin requirere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + quaerere ‘seek’.Extra examples Auditors will be required to provide any information reasonably requested by the bank. She had left him a message, simply requesting that he call her back. We have requested some information from the company. Aid agencies have urgently requested help. I’ve already requested some information from the company. She requested that no one else be told of her decision. We were requested to assemble in the hotel lobby. You are politely requested not to smoke in this restaurant.
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