- ask [v1] question buzz*, canvass, catechize, challenge, cross-examine, demand, direct, enjoin, examine, give the third degree*, go over, grill*, hit*, hunt for*, inquire, institute, interrogate, investigate, needle*, pick one’s brains*, pop the question*, pry into, pump, put the screws to*, put through the wringer*, query, quiz, request, roast*, sweat*; concept 48 —Ant. answer, claim, command, insist, reply, repudiate, tell ask [v2] request angle, appeal, apply, beg, beseech, bite*, bum*, call for, charge, claim, command, contend for, crave, demand, entreat, file for, hit*, hustle*, implore, impose, knock*, levy, mooch*, order, petition, plead, pray, promote*, request, requisition, seek, solicit, sue, supplicate, touch*, urge; concept 53 —Ant. answer, claim, command, insist, tell ask [v3] invite bid, call upon, propose, suggest, summon, urge; concept 75 —Ant. disinvite, ignore
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