I UK [rɪˈkwest] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "request":
singular request plural requests
1) an act of asking for something in a polite or formal way
request for:

Requests for visas will be dealt with immediately.

refuse/reject a request:

Three banks have already refused his request for a loan.

grant a request (= give someone what they ask for):

A formal request for a ballot has been granted.

Adjectives frequently used with request
▪  formal, reasonable, special, specific, urgent, written Verbs frequently used with request as the object ▪  consider, grant, ignore, make, receive, refuse, reject, repeat
2) a piece of music that you ask a musician or a dj to play

He spent the entire evening at the piano playing requests.

any requests? — used for asking someone if they want anything

I'm off to the supermarket – any requests?

at someone's request/at the request of someone — used for saying that something will be done because someone has asked for it

No photographs of the girl were printed, at the request of her family.

II UK [rɪˈkwest] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "request":
present tense I/you/we/they request he/she/it requests present participle requesting past tense requested past participle requested
1) to ask for something, or to ask someone to do something, in a polite or formal way

The pilot requested permission to land.

request that:

We specifically requested that you should be informed.

request someone to do something:

We intend to request the police to press charges against him.

Visitors are requested to register at the front desk.

2) to ask a musician or dj to play a piece of music

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