Synonyms for ask

Synonyms for (verb) ask

Synonyms: ask

Definition: make a request or demand for something to somebody

Usage: She asked him for a loan

Similar words: bespeak, call for, request, quest

Definition: express the need or desire for; ask for

Usage: She requested an extra bed in her room; She called for room service


Synonyms: ask, require, expect

Definition: consider obligatory; request and expect

Usage: We require our secretary to be on time; Aren't we asking too much of these children?; I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

Similar words: demand

Definition: request urgently and forcefully

Usage: The victim's family is demanding compensation; The boss demanded that he be fired immediately; She demanded to see the manager


Synonyms: inquire, enquire, ask

Definition: inquire about

Usage: I asked about their special today; He had to ask directions several times

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: ask

Definition: direct or put; seek an answer to

Usage: ask a question

Similar words: phrase, word, give voice, articulate, formulate

Definition: put into words or an expression

Usage: He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees


Synonyms: ask

Definition: address a question to and expect an answer from

Usage: Ask your teacher about trigonometry; The children asked me about their dead grandmother

Similar words: address, turn to

Definition: speak to

Usage: He addressed the crowd outside the window


Synonyms: ask

Definition: require or ask for as a price or condition

Usage: He is asking $200 for the table; The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage

Similar words: demand

Definition: request urgently and forcefully

Usage: The victim's family is demanding compensation; The boss demanded that he be fired immediately; She demanded to see the manager