Associations to the word «Ask»


ASK, verb. To request (information, or an answer to a question).
ASK, verb. To put forward (a question) to be answered.
ASK, verb. To interrogate or enquire of (a person).
ASK, verb. To request or petition; usually with for.
ASK, verb. To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.
ASK, verb. To invite.
ASK, verb. To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.
ASK, verb. (figuratively) To take (a person's situation) as an example.
ASK, noun. An act or instance of asking.
ASK, noun. Something asked or asked for; a request.
ASK, noun. An asking price.
ASK, noun. (UK dialectal and Scotland) An eft; newt.
ASK, noun. (UK dialectal) A lizard.
ASK, proper noun. (Norse mythology) The first male human, according to the Poetic Edda.
ASK, noun. Amplitude Shift Keying
ASK AFTER, verb. (idiomatic) To enquire about the health or progress (of someone).
ASK AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To enquire about something to different people.
ASK FOR, verb. To request
ASK FOR, verb. (idiomatic) To increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.
ASK FOR IT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see ask for,‎ it.
ASK FOR IT, verb. (idiomatic) (informal) To provoke an unwanted action.
ASK FOR THE MOON, verb. (idiomatic) To claim or desire something that one cannot have.
ASK IN, verb. To invite someone to enter one's house.
ASK OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To invite somebody, especially on a date.
ASK ROUND, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To enquire about something to different people.
ASK ROUND, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To invite someone to your house.
ASK THE QUESTION, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see to ask a given question.
ASK THE QUESTION, verb. (cricket) (informal) To make an appeal to the umpire against the batsman.

Dictionary definition

ASK, verb. Inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times".
ASK, verb. Make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan".
ASK, verb. Direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question".
ASK, verb. Consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons".
ASK, verb. Address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother".
ASK, verb. Require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent".
ASK, verb. Require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne