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Meaning of "ask" in Essential English Dictionary

ask

verb   /ɑːsk/
A1 to say something to someone as a question: I asked him about his hobbies. I asked why the plane was so late.
A2 to invite someone to do something: She asked him to lunch.
B1 to say to someone that you would like something from them: He asked for a bike for his birthday.
B1 to say something to someone because you want them to do something: They asked me to feed their cat while they’re away.
B1 to say something to someone because you want to know if you can do something: I asked if I could go. Ask your dad if you can come.
(Definition of ask from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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