Translation of "petition" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

petition

verb [ I or T ] uk us /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/

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

(向法院)遞交申訴書,申請
They're petitioning for/about better facilities for disabled people on public transport. 他們正在請願,希望當局能在大眾交通工具上為殘障人士安裝更好的設施。
[ + obj + to infinitive ] I think we should petition the government to increase the grant for the project. 我認為我們應該請求政府增加對該專案計劃的撥款。
legal She is petitioning for a re-trial. 她將上訴要求重審。

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