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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ask  \Ask\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Asked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Asking}.]  [OE.  asken,  ashen,  axien,  AS  [=a]scian, 
  [=a]csian;  akin  to  OS  [=e]sc[=o]n,  OHG.  eisc[=o]n,  Sw 
  [=a]ska,  Dan.  [ae]ske,  D.  eischen  G.  heischen  Lith. 
  j["e]sk['o]ti,  OSlav.  iskati  to  seek,  Skr.  ish  to  desire. 
  [root]5.] 
  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.  --Fuller. 
 
  Syn:  To  beg;  request;  seek;  petition;  solicit;  entreat; 
  beseech;  implore;  crave;  require;  demand;  claim; 
  exhibit;  inquire;  interrogate.  See  {Beg}. 




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