Definition of ask

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • ask is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • ask is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • ask is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of ask


  • consider obligatory; request and expect (verb)

    Examples

    1. Aren't we asking too much of these children?

    Synonyms

    1. expect
    2. require
  • make a date (verb)

    Examples

    1. Has he asked you out yet?

    Synonyms

    1. ask out
    2. invite out
    3. take out
  • address a question to and expect an answer from (verb)

    Examples

    1. The children asked me about their dead grandmother
    2. He had to ask directions several times

    Synonyms

    1. enquire
    2. inquire
  • require as useful, just, or proper (verb)

    Examples

    1. This job asks a lot of patience and skill

    Synonyms

    1. call for
    2. demand
    3. involve
    4. necessitate
    5. need
    6. postulate
    7. require
    8. take
  • direct or put; seek an answer to (verb)

    Examples

    1. ask a question
  • make a request or demand for something to somebody (verb)

    Examples

    1. She asked him for a loan
  • require or ask for as a price or condition (verb)

    Examples

    1. He is asking $200 for the table
    2. The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage

See definition of ask in Merriam Webster

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