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Roget category 765

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.7. Special intersocial volition

#765. Request


request, requisitionclaim etc. (demand) 741petition, suit, prayer begging letter, round robin.
motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostropheimprecationrogationproposal, proposition.
orison etc. (worship) 990incantation etc. (spell) 993.
mendicancyasking, begging etc. v. — postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation.


request, askbeg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to askbeg leave, beg a boonapply to, call to, put tocall upon, call formake a request, address a request, prefer a request, put up a request, make a prayer, address a prayer, prefer a prayer, put up a prayer, make a petition, address a petition, prefer a petition, put up a petitionmake application, make a requisitionask trouble, ask one forclaim etc. (demand) 741offer up prayers etc. (worship) 990whistle for.
beg hard, entreat, beseech, plead, supplicate, imploreconjure, adjureobtestcry to, kneel to, appeal toinvoke, evokeimpetrate, imprecate, ply, press, urge, beset, importune, dun, tax, clamor forcry aloud, cry for helpfall on one's kneesthrow oneself at the feet ofcome down on one's marrowbones.
beg from door to door, send the hat round, go a beggingmendicate, mump, cadge, beg one's bread.
dance attendance on, besiege, knock at the door.
bespeak, canvass, tout, make interest, courtseek, bid for etc. (offer) 763publish the banns.


requesting etc. v. — precatorysuppliant, supplicant, supplicatorypostulantobsecratory.
importunate, clamorous, urgentcap in handon one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones.


prithee, do, please, praybe so good as, be good enoughhave the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please.


for God's sake!, for heaven's sake!, for goodness' sake!, for mercy's sake!,


Dieu vous garde [Fr.]dirigenos Domine [Lat.]would you be so kind as to.

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