ask


ask
/ask / (say ahsk)

verb (t)
1. to put a question to: ask him.
2. to seek to be informed about: to ask the way; to ask her the way.
3. to seek by words to obtain; request: to ask advice; to ask a favour.
4. to solicit; request of (with a personal object, and with or without for before the thing desired): I ask you a great favour; ask her for advice.
5. to demand; expect: to ask a price for something.
6. to call for; require: the job asks time.
7. to invite: to ask guests.
8. Obsolete to publish (banns); publish the banns of (persons).
phrase
9. a big ask, Colloquial an expectation which it would be extremely difficult to meet.
10. ask after (or about), to make inquiry about: she asked after him; she asked about him.
11. ask around, to make general inquiries.
12. ask for, to request or petition for: to ask for bread.
13. ask for it (or trouble), Colloquial to behave so as to invite trouble.
14. ask someone out, to ask someone to accompany one on an outing or to a social engagement, especially with a view to forming a romantic or sexual relationship.
15. I ask you, (an exclamation indicating surprise, disgust, disdain, etc.)
16. if you ask me, (a rhetorical phrase meaning `in my opinion'.)
{Middle English asken, Old English āscian}
asker, noun
Usage: A common mispronunciation of ask is /aks/, but this is not regarded as standard Australian English.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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