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English definition of “request”

request

noun [C]     /rɪˈkwest/ formal
a question in which you ask for something: They have not yet responded to our request for information .make a request (for sth) They have made a formal request for access to our financial records .at the request of sb/at sb's request Changes were made to the contract at the request of our partners . decline / turn down a request receive a request respond to a request
on request if something is available on request, you have to ask for it if you want it: A schedule of fees is available on request.
(Definition of request noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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