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request (n.)

mid-14c., from Old French requeste (Modern French requête) "a request," from Vulgar Latin *requaesita, from Latin requisita "a thing asked for," fem. of requisitus "requested, demanded," from past participle stem of requirere (see require).

request (v.)

1530s, from request (n.) or from French requester, "ask again, request, reclaim," from requeste. Related: Requested; requesting.

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Definitions of request from WordNet
1
request (v.)
express the need or desire for;
She requested an extra bed in her room
Synonyms: ask for / bespeak / call for / quest
request (v.)
ask (a person) to do something;
I requested that she type the entire manuscript
request (v.)
inquire for (information);
I requested information from the secretary
2
request (n.)
a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority;
Synonyms: petition / postulation
request (n.)
the verbal act of requesting;
Synonyms: asking
From wordnet.princeton.edu