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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ask v. t. [imp. & p. p. Asked p. pr. & vb. n. Asking.]
 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.
    Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God.   --Judg. xviii. 5.
    If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.   --John xv. 7.
 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?
    Ask me never so much dowry.   --Gen. xxxiv. 12.
    To whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.   --Luke xii. 48.
    An exigence of state asks a much longer time to conduct a design to maturity.   --Addison.
 3. To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
    He is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.   --John ix. 21.
    He asked the way to Chester.   --Shak.
 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.
 Syn: -- To beg; request; seek; petition; solicit; entreat; beseech; implore; crave; require; demand; claim; exhibit; inquire; interrogate. See Beg.