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"request" in British English

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requestnoun

uk   /rɪˈkwest/  us   /rɪˈkwest/
B1 [C or U] the ​act of ​politely or ​officiallyasking for something: They ​received hundreds of requests for more ​information. [+ to infinitive] The ​bossrefusedour request toleavework early. The ​clause was ​added to the ​contract at Carlos's request (= because Carlos ​asked for this). An ​applicationform 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   /rɪˈkwest/  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 towalk on the ​grass. I requested a ​taxi for eight o'clock.

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(Definition of request from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"request" in American English

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requestnoun [C/U]

 us   /rɪˈkwest/
an ​act of ​asking for something, or the thing ​asked for: [C] The ​library gets a lot of requests for ​books about new ​babies. [U] An ​application will be ​sent to you upon request (= if you ​ask).
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verb [T]  us   /rɪˈkwest/
[+ that clause] The ​caller requested that his ​name not be ​mentioned on the ​air.
(Definition of request from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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requestverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈkwest/ formal
to ​ask for something: They've requested a ​formalmeeting to discuss the ​issue. Here are the ​documents you requested. We need to request ​permission to use these photos in the ad.request that The ​CEO has requested that all ​seniorstaffattend the ​reception.

requestnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈkwest/ formal
a ​question in which you ​ask for something: They have not yet ​responded to our request forinformation.make a request (for sth) They have made a ​formal request for ​access to our ​financialrecords.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
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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“request” in British English

“request” in American English

“request” in Business English

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