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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

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

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

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Theodore Roosevelt

Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: 'Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?' If you don't ask those questions, your governance will not be good.
Pope Francis
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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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