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verb (QUESTION)    /ɑːsk/ US  /æsk/
B1 [I or T] to put a question to someone, or to request an answer from someone: [+ two objects] She asked me a question. She asked a question about Welsh history. She asked me about Welsh history. She asked about Welsh history. [+ question word] I've no idea what time the train leaves. Ask the guard whether he knows. I asked the guard the time of the train's departure. I asked when the train would leave. [+ speech] "What time does the train leave?" I asked.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning ask yourself sth C2 to consider something carefully: She needs to ask herself why nobody seems to like her. Grammar:Ask and ask forSee moreGrammar:AskAsk is a verb meaning ‘put a question or seek an answer from someone’:See moreGrammar:Ask forIf you ask for something, it means that you want someone to give you something:See moreGrammar:Ask and ask for: typical errorSee more
(Definition of ask verb (QUESTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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