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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
                  • They are asking us to nail Jell-O to a tree if they insist on having everything done in three days.
                  • Well, if you ask me, Pastor Hawkins is trying to hold with the hare and run with the hounds by opposing casino gambling when his church operates a bingo game every Thursday night.
                  • he waiter seated us and asked what we would like to drink. ‎
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Ask them to tone down that orange and pink color scheme a bit.
                  • Ask any FBI man who's ever tried to harass a mafioso.
                  • Asking him for money is a waste of time — he won't give you any.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • 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.
                  • 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.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Control verbs
                      • Reporting verbs
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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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