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requestnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈkwest/
B1 [C or U] the act of politely or officially asking for something: They received hundreds of requests for more information. [+ to infinitive] The boss refused our request to leave work early. The clause was added to the contract at Carlos's request (= because Carlos asked for this). An application form will be sent to you on request (= if you ask).
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[C] a song or something similar that someone has asked to be included in a show or on the radio: The next song is a request from/for Roz in Oxford.
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requestverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈkwest/ formal
B1 to ask for something politely or officially: [+ that] We requested that the next meeting be held on a Friday. [+ obj + to infinitive ] Visitors are requested not to walk on the grass. I requested a taxi for eight o'clock.
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