part of speech: verb

inflections: asks, asking, asked

definition 1: to put a question to.

  • He asked me if I had any money.

synonyms: inquire of, query, question

definition 2: to make a request of.

  • The teacher asked him to close the window.

definition 3: to make a request.

  • I asked for the salt, but she gave me the sugar by mistake.

synonyms: request

definition 4: to invite.

  • She asked Ben to the movies.

synonyms: invite

definition 5: to seek an answer to; inquire.

  • She asked about the new animals at the zoo.

synonyms: inquire

derivation: asked (adj.)