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petition

verb [I or T]     /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/
to make a formal request for something, especially in a court of law (向法院递交的)上诉书,诉状 They're petitioning for/about better facilities for disabled people on public transport. 他们正在请愿,希望能在公共交通工具上为残疾人安装更好的设施。 [+ obj + to infinitive ] I think we should petition the government to increase the grant for the project. 我认为我们应该请求政府增加对该项目的拨款。 legal She is petitioning for a re-trial. 她将上诉要求重审。 Making appeals and requests
(Definition of petition verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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