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Definition of Ask


  1. To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
  2. To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
  3. To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
  4. To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
  5. To publish in church for marriage; -- said of both the banns and the persons.
  6. To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
  7. To make inquiry, or seek by request; -- sometimes followed by after.
  8. A water newt.

Ask Quotations

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
Henri Nouwen

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy

Thomas Jefferson Quote
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Jackie Robinson
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Ask Translations

ask in Afrikaans is vra
ask in Dutch is vragen
ask in German is fragen, verlangen, bitten, fragen, auffordern
ask in Latin is scisco
ask in Spanish is orar, rogar, preguntar, invitar, gana

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