Definición de ask en inglés:

ask

Silabificación: ask

verbo

1 [reporting verb] Say something in order to obtain an answer or some information: [with clause]: he asked if she wanted coffee he asked whether his electric wheelchair would fit through their doors [with object]: people are always asking questions [with direct speech]: “How much further?” I asked [no object]: the old man asked about her job
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  • There must also be serious questions asked about the handling of this situation by the administrators.
  • My question actually asked whether this would be a better course of action.
  • It was a simple question that asked whether Parliament should have another look at these laws.
Sinónimos
inquire, query, want to know; question, interrogate, quizput forward, pose, raise, submit
1.1 [no object] (ask around) Talk to various people in order to find something out: there are fine meals to be had if you ask around
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  • This week I needed to get some commonly used cells from a few different places, so this involved asking around.
  • They asked around and at least five different people have seen him.
  • We were asking around town who the best people to do this kind of record with were, and everyone said we should talk to James and Tim.
1.2 [no object] (ask after) Inquire about the health or well-being of: Mrs. Savage asked after Iris’s mother
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  • I fight the urge to ask after the health of his son.
  • He asked after my parents and enquired into the wellbeing of my wife and kids.
  • Since then there has been a deafening silence from punters - we've received three emails asking after Dan's health, including one from a creditor.
2 [with object] Request (someone) to do or give something: Mary asked her father for money [with object and infinitive]: I asked him to call the manager [no object]: don’t be afraid to ask for advice
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  • If you're asking users to register for a newsletter, ask for only an email address.
  • He wasn't asked to plea during his appearance today and did not ask for bail.
  • Is it too much to ask for to have at least one popular or semi-popular boy ask me to one of the dances or even out for pizza.
Sinónimos
request, demand; solicit, seek, crave, apply for, petition for, call for, appeal for, beg (for), sue for
2.1 [with clause] Request permission to do something: she asked if she could move in [with infinitive]: he asked to see the officer involved
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  • But this story about Tivo asking the FCC for permission to add new features is changing my mind.
  • Without waiting on permission or asking his Commanding Officer he led two hundred men.
  • We also need to ask the chief's permission to kayak down his tribe's river.
2.2 [no object] (ask for) Request to speak to: when I arrived, I asked for Catherine
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  • An elderly man answered the door and, when Setisia asked for Astell, requested her name.
  • Natasha, forcing a sly smile, asks for the host.
2.3Request (a specified amount) as a price for selling something: he was asking $250 for the guitar
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  • I would probably have taken half the asked amount just to get the thing off my hands.
  • This isn't a greedy seller asking a ridiculous amount no one will pay.
  • We've noticed that houses are staying on the market longer, and that they are often selling for prices below asking.
2.4Expect or demand (something) of someone: it’s asking a lot, but could you look through Billy’s things?
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  • It is asking a lot to expect him to do well this year in Paris but, provided he stays fit and avoids the pressure cooker of national expectation, he will be back.
  • It is also asking a lot to expect players to repeat such a performance within days in a European competition.
  • It's far more demanding and you are asking a lot of part-time players to make that step up.
3 [with object] Invite (someone) to one’s home or a function: it’s about time we asked Pam to dinner
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  • Once, her mother asked her to come home for a function and there she heard that some ceremony was to take place.
Sinónimos
invite, bid, summon, have someone over/around
3.1 (ask someone along) Invite someone to join one on an outing: do you want to ask him along?
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  • Nobody's calling you or asking you along to the Royal College of Art.
  • I don't know whether it might have been very wise, proper and dignified for the PM to have asked Latham along.
  • Last week Alison asked me along to a public meeting.
3.2 (ask someone out) Invite someone out socially, typically on a date.
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  • This can be as simple as inviting a boy to sit with you or as involved as straight-up asking him out on a date.
  • She asks why he never called her after their first date, and then asks him out again.
  • It's like asking someone out for a date - perseverance never hurts when it comes to getting what you want.

sustantivo

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1A request, especially for a donation: it was an awkward ask for more funding
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  • I know it's a cheeky ask, and close to the point, but your help could make all the difference…
  • Getting people to sit up until midnight to see him puff the new series could be a bigger ask.
  • That includes recruiting people, and in the technology sector, that has been a difficult ask.
2US The price at which an item, especially a financial security, is offered for sale: [as modifier]: ask prices for bonds
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  • The difference between the bid and the ask prices is referred to as the spread.
  • Typically, if you are going to buy a stock, then you will pay a price near the posted ask.
  • They stand ready to buy and sell Nasdaq stocks, and they are required to post their bid and ask prices.

Origen

Old English āscian, āhsian, āxian.

Frases

be asking for it (or trouble)

informal Behave in a way that is likely to result in difficulty for oneself: they accused me of asking for it you’re asking for trouble
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  • With only half an hour until curtain up at the Odeon, we quickly decide that choosing a dessert would simply be asking for trouble - though it proves to be yet another Promethean struggle to get the bill.
  • Any more than that and you were asking for trouble.
  • Of course, these kids were asking for trouble with their actions.

don't ask me!

informal Used to indicate that one does not know the answer to a question and that one is surprised or irritated to be questioned: “Is he her boyfriend then?” “Don’t ask me!”

for the asking

Used to indicate that something can be easily obtained: the job was his for the asking
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  • Upgrades are often available just for the asking.
  • They are within our grasp, practically for the asking.
  • Every type of vacation experience, every form of recreation, every convenience is available for the asking at Lake Tahoe.

I ask you!

informal An exclamation of shock or disapproval intended to elicit agreement from one’s listener: A toaster for a birthday present? I ask you!
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  • The story's an abecedary (an abecedary, I ask you!) with the main characters A, N (the narrator) and Z (Zaccheus).
  • Why otherwise would sales charts (sales charts, I ask you!) become the obsessional focus for interactions between pop and society?
  • ‘Even on her Bachelorette Party,’ exclaimed Emily, ‘I ask you!’

if you ask me

informal Used to emphasize that a statement is one’s personal opinion: if you ask me, it’s just an excuse for laziness
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  • I dunno, they sound like reasonable people to cast if you ask me.
  • She's lovely in person, but her speeches are a bit boring if you ask me.
  • It's already happening, if you ask me, right now, with this example.

Derivativos

asker

sustantivo
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  • I crossed the recently pedestrianized town centre on a hunt for cat equipment, and saw two competing groups of question askers.
  • The asker is a middle-aged woman, and one of about 50 people who turned up to the Edmonton Art Gallery for a guided tour of the traveling show.
  • I assume, perhaps incorrectly, that the askers of these questions are usually in a relationship that's dead in the water but maybe haven't admitted it to themselves yet.

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