Definition for ask

verb as in request

verb as in invite

Strongest matches

propose, suggest, summon, urge

Strong match


Weak match

call upon

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Example Sentences

As a best practice, position your ask as something that will benefit their readers.

This ask comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly “softening” to the idea of including stimulus checks in the next package, Politico reported Tuesday.

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It seems that isn't an unreasonable ask, but she should own her preference rather than try to pretend that she is just trying to protect the sister-in-law.

“Little did I know how big of an ask it was but, if you want to be at the center of God’s will, you have to be submissive and you have to put yourself out there and I’m so glad I did,” she said.

It’s a tough ask — especially when your team goes from regulation-sized to spanning the globe.

If ISIS “came into a base and killed hundreds of troops, then people would ask a lot more questions.”

And I need to ask why their truth makes me so defensive, as if my truth is the only truth.

One is forced to ask, what on earth was Andrew doing hanging out with scantily clad teenagers?

“You ask me my motivation,” Marvin says, moving back into his tough guy persona again.

I ask Atefeh and Monir if they see dancing as a form of income in the future, a potential career.

"There's just one thing I'd like to ask, if you don't mind," said Cynthia, coming suddenly out of a brown study.

That it is a reasonable and proper thing to ask our statesmen and politicians: what is going to happen to the world?

I ask for half a dozen projectors or so in every school, and for a well-stocked storehouse of films.

For it is better that thy children should ask of thee, than that thou look toward the hands of thy children.

Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.


On this page you'll find 146 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ask, such as: challenge, demand, inquire, quiz, request, and buzz.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.