Ask meaning

ăsk
To seek an answer to.

Ask a question.

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To ask is to inquire about something in order to get an answer, response or action.

To question your mother about whether you may stay out late is an example of ask.

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To request; solicit; beg.
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To put a question to.

When we realized that we didn't know the answer, we asked the teacher.

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To seek information about.

Asked directions.

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To put a question to (a person); inquire of.
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To be in need of or call for (a thing)
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To request information.
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To make a request (for)
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(archaic) To publish, as marriage banns.
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To inquire (about, after, or for)
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To require or call for as a price or condition.

Asked ten dollars for the book.

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To make inquiry; seek information.
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To make a request.

Asked for help.

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To use words in seeking the answer to (a question); try to find out about by inquiring.
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To invite.
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To demand or expect as a price.

They ask ten dollars for it.

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To behave in such a way that one appears to be looking (for trouble, punishment, etc.)
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(Amplitude Shift Keying) A simple digital modulation technique that uses two voltage levels for 0 and 1. See amplitude modulation.
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The price at which someone is willing to sell a financial contract or security. Also synonymous with sell.
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Synonymous with AM (Amplitude Modulation). See AM.
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To request (information, or an answer to a question).

I asked her age.

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To put forward (a question) to be answered.

To ask a question.

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To interrogate or enquire of (a person).

I'm going to ask this lady for directions.

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To request or petition; usually with for.

To ask for a second helping at dinner.

To ask for help with homework.

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To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.

What price are you asking for the house?

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To invite.

Don't ask them to the wedding.

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To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.

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An act or instance of asking.
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Something asked or asked for; a request.
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An asking price.
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(UK dialectal and Scotland) An eft; newt.
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(UK dialectal) A lizard.
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(Norse mythology) The first male human, according to the Poetic Edda.
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To expect or demand.

Ask too much of a child.

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To invite.

Asked them to dinner.

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(informal) ask for it
  • To persist in an action despite the likelihood that it will result in difficulty or punishment.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of ask

  • Middle English asken from Old English ācsian, āscian ais- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English asken, from Old English āxian, āscian (“to ask, inquire, seek for, demand, call, summon, examine, observe”), from Proto-Germanic *aiskōną (“to ask, ask for”), from Proto-Indo-European *ayǝs- (“to look for”). Cognate with West Frisian easkje (“to require, postulate, demand”), Dutch eisen (“to demand, require”), German heischen (“to demand”), Danish æske (“to provoke”), Swedish äska (“to demand”), Russian искать (iskat', “to seek, look for”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English aske, arske, from Old English āþexe (“lizard, newt”), from Proto-Germanic *agiþahsijǭ (“lizard”), from Proto-Germanic *agi- (“snake”) (from Proto-Indo-European *ogʷh- (“snake, lizard”)) + Proto-Germanic *þahsuz (“badger”) (from Proto-Indo-European *teḱs- (“to hew, trim”)). Cognate with Scots ask, awsk, esk (“an eft or newt”), Dutch hagedis (“lizard”), German Echse, Eidechse (“lizard”).

    From Wiktionary