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English definition of “ask”


verb [T] (INVITE)    /ɑːsk/ US  /æsk/
A2 to request or invite someone to go somewhere with you or to come to your home: UK I've asked David to the party. [+ to infinitive] US I've asked David to come to the party. "Are you going to Muriel's party?" "No, I haven't been asked." Ian's asked us over for dinner next Friday.UK Ian's asked us round to/for dinner next Friday. In fact they've asked us to stay for the whole weekend.Inviting and summoning 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 (INVITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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