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[v] make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"
[v] consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
[v] inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
[v] direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
[v] address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
[v] require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnapers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
[v] require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"


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eliminate, obviate, rid of