n. The expression of desire to some person for something to be granted or done; an asking; a petition; a prayer; an entreaty.n. That which is asked for or requested.n. A question.n. The state of being desired, or held in such estimation as to be sought after, pursued, or asked for.n. An English tribunal of a special jurisdiction for the recovery of small debts.n. Letters formerly granted by the Lord Privy Seal preparatory to granting letters of marque.n. Synonyms Petition, Suit, etc. (see prayer), solicitation. See ask.To make a request for; ask; solicit; express desire for.To express a request to; ask.Synonyms Beg. Beseech, etc., (see ask), desire, petition for.