Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) ask (make a request or demand for something to somebody) "She asked him for a loan"
- S: (v) ask (direct or put; seek an answer to) "ask a question"
- S: (v) ask, require, expect (consider obligatory; request and expect) "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"
- S: (v) ask, inquire, enquire (address a question to and expect an answer from) "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"; "I inquired about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
- S: (v) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand (require as useful, just, or proper) "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
- S: (v) ask out, ask, invite out, take out (make a date) "Has he asked you out yet?" "He asekd me to a dance"
- S: (v) ask (require or ask for as a price or condition) "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"