To "request" something is to ask for it. It’s used in formal situations, but you can use it for ordinary situations as well.
These sentences demonstrate "request" as a verb:
- Svetlana requested some time off from work next week.
- I’m going to request the city to fix the street in front of my house.
- Stan might have to request an extension of his unemployment benefits.
- The company is requesting its employees to wear protective goggles while working with this dangerous material.
These sentences show how "request" is used as a noun:
- They played some old songs at the wedding at the request of the newlyweds.
- This was done at their request.
- If there is a video you’d like your teacher to make for online instruction, email your request.
- I’d like to make a request. Could you please turn your cell phones off when you are in the classroom?
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This page was first published on February 22, 2012.