Translation of "petition" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] uk us /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/

to make a formal request for something, especially in a court of law

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。

(Translation of “petition verb” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)