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ask

EN[ˈɑːsk] [ˈask] [ˈæsk] [eəsk] [ˈæks] [-ɑːsk] [-æsk]
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  • The active verb for a direct (interpersonal) question, (i.e. "to ask," "[they] asked," "[are] asking").
  • Ask may refer to:
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    Definition of ask in English Dictionary

  • NounPLasks
    1. An act or instance of asking.
      1. Something asked or asked for; a request.
        1. An asking price.
          1. (Britain dialectal and Scotland) An eft; newt.
            1. (Britain dialectal) A lizard.
            2. VerbSGasksPRaskingPT, PPasked
              1. To request (information, or an answer to a question).
                1. I asked her age.
              2. To put forward (a question) to be answered.
                1. to ask a question
              3. To interrogate or enquire of (a person).
                1. I'm going to ask this lady for directions.
              4. To request or petition; usually with for.
                1. to ask for a second helping at dinner
                2. to ask for help with homework
              5. To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.
                1. What price are you asking for the house?
              6. To invite.
                1. Don't ask them to the wedding.
              7. To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.
                1. (figuratively) To take (a person's situation) as an example.
                  1. Even when the damage isn't that clear cut, the intangible burdens of a bad image can add up. Just ask Dow Chemical.
              8. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • In its latest cybercontroversy, the heavy-metal band Metallica apologized for asking several bloggers to remove their online reviews of its untitled coming record, The Guardian of London reported.
                  • And you asked Charles Briggs for the name of the man who bought the secret, and he gives you a legend. A man who might not even exist. You know what, this is a snipe hunt.
                  • We asked for an explanation, but all we heard was the sound of crickets.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Asking him for money is a waste of time — he won't give you any.
                  • Ask any FBI man who's ever tried to harass a mafioso.
                  • Ask them to tone down that orange and pink color scheme a bit.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • My father got onto me for taking the car without asking.
                  • He waffles between loving the movie and hating it, depending on who's asking.
                  • She was looking more like Sherlock Holmes than ever. Slap a dressing-gown on her and give her a violin, and she could have walked straight into Baker Street and no questions asked.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Control verbs
                      • Reporting verbs
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                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of ask for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "ask" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a control verb and a reporting verb.
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