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1. ask

verb. ['ˈæsk'] inquire about.

Synonyms

  • inquire
  • consult
  • pry
  • confer with
  • communicate
  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • push
  • repel
  • abduct
  • glycerolize

Etymology

  • aske (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • asken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • axian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Ask

  • pasque
  • pasch
  • basque

How do you pronounce ask?

Pronounce ask as æsk.

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Sentences with ask


1. Verb, base form
Return and ask them if they were tempted to grab a cookie.

Quotes about ask


1. Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.
- Ravi Zacharias

2. And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
- Peter Tosh

3. Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

2. ask

verb. ['ˈæsk'] make a request or demand for something to somebody.

Synonyms

  • solicit
  • bespeak
  • quest
  • request

Antonyms

  • imprecise
  • figurative
  • inexact
  • imperfect

Etymology

  • aske (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • asken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • axian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. ask

verb. ['ˈæsk'] direct or put; seek an answer to.

Synonyms

  • inquire
  • give voice
  • articulate
  • word
  • formulate
  • phrase

Antonyms

  • deposit
  • sheathe
  • disarrange
  • exhale

Etymology

  • aske (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • asken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • axian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. ask

verb. ['ˈæsk'] consider obligatory; request and expect.

Synonyms

  • require
  • expect
  • call

Antonyms

  • incorrect
  • wrong
  • supply
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • aske (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • asken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • axian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. ask

verb. ['ˈæsk'] address a question to and expect an answer from.

Synonyms

  • inquire
  • address
  • question
  • query
  • turn to
  • interrogate

Antonyms

  • open
  • thicken
  • allow
  • permit

Etymology

  • aske (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • asken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • axian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. ask

verb. ['ˈæsk'] require or ask for as a price or condition.

Antonyms

  • nonpayment

Etymology

  • aske (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • asken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • axian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. ask

verb. ['ˈæsk'] require as useful, just, or proper.

Synonyms

  • necessitate
  • exact
  • demand
  • draw
  • require
  • cost
  • need
  • cry for
  • cry out for
  • involve
  • postulate
  • claim
  • take
  • compel
  • govern

Antonyms

  • expensiveness
  • inexpensiveness
  • wealth
  • inessential

Etymology

  • aske (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • asken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • axian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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