ask ask  /ˈæsk/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) inquire about
  2. (v) make a request or demand for something to somebody
  3. (v) direct or put; seek an answer to
  4. (v) consider obligatory; request and expect
  5. (v) address a question to and expect an answer from
  6. (v) require as useful, just, or proper
  7. (v) require or ask for as a price or condition

Usage(s):

  • Readers ask questions of newsmakers and celebrities.

News

  1. Ask Well: How Often to Exercise

    A reader asks: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Three Republicans Ask Glenn Beck's Help to Stop Immigration Reform (Video)

    Three House Republicans, Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN), Rep. Steve King (IA) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX), appeared on Glenn Beck's TV program tonight to ask the host and his viewers to help them stop immigration reform (video below). "We'll be spending $2.7 trillion just to supply the retirement benefits for illegal aliens," Bachmann said. "So we are bringing in a class of people who have broken ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Ask Matt: Thrones Unspoiled, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Orphan Black

    Ask Matt: Thrones Unspoiled, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Orphan Black Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 7:06 am, Monday, June 10, 2013 (Although with Thrones, I read the first three books years before HBO began filming them, so I knew what was coming - and in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  1. "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments no longer apply," Obama said. "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I'm dreading the moment when my sons ask me how babies are made," she said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Britney Spears Source: The Press Association

  3. "I would ask that each one of us commit to join together to aid those in need as quickly as possible," said Mrs. McCain, whose husband visited an emergency center in Ohio earlier in the day.
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: John McCain Source: New York Times

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