Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 765 (Request)

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#765. Request.-- N. request, requisition; claim &c. (demand) 741; petition, suit, prayer; begging letter, round robin.

motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe; imprecation; rogation; proposal, proposition.

orison &c. (worship) 990; incantation &c. (spell) 993.

mendicancy; asking, begging &c. v.; postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration[obs], imploration[obs], obsecration[obs], obtestation[obs], invocation, interpellation.

V. request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; apply to, call to, put to; call upon, call for; make a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petition; make application, make a requisition; ask trouble, ask one for; claim &c. (demand) 741; offer up prayers &c. (worship) 990; whistle for.

beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, implore; conjure, adjure; obtest[obs]; cry to, kneel to, appeal to; invoke, evoke; impetrate[obs], imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor for; cry aloud, cry for help; fall on one's knees; throw oneself at the feet of; come down on one's marrowbones.

beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a begging; mendicate[obs], mump[obs], cadge, beg one's bread.

dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door.

bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, court; seek, bid for &c. (offer) 763; publish the banns.

Adj. requesting &c. v.; precatory[obs]; suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory; postulant; obsecratory[obs].

importunate, clamorous, urgent; cap in hand; on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones.

Adv. prithee, do, please, pray; be so good as, be good enough; have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please.

Int. for God's sake! for heaven's sake! for goodness' sake! for mercy's sake!

Phr. Dieu vous garde[Fr]; dirigenos Domine[Lat]; would you be so kind as to.