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American English: /rəˈkwɛst/
British English: /rɪˈkwɛst/

Translation of request in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (polite demand) to make a request
    hacer or presentar una petición or [formal] una solicitud
    request for something
    petición ( or pedido etc) de algo
    a request for assistance
    una petición or (especially Latin America) un pedido de ayuda
    they came with the request that …
    vinieron a pedirnos or [formal] a solicitarnos que …
    at her/Mary's request
    a petición suya/de Mary
    a pedido suyo/de Mary (especially Latin America)
    by popular request
    a petición or (especially Latin America) a pedido del público
    price lists available on request
    solicite nuestras listas de precios
    Example sentences
    • The funds raised remain in the specific country and when funds are required for an operation of a patient, then the company formally sends in a request for funds.
    • The company expects to receive a formal request for documents or a subpoena in the next few days.
    • If you haven't received something from an institution for some time, it may mean your request for change of address may not have been processed.
    1.2 (for record, song) to play a request for somebody
    tocar algo a petición or (especially Latin America) a pedido de alguien
    (before noun) request program
    programa (masculine) con peticiones or (especially Latin America) pedidos de los oyentes
    Example sentences
    • Listeners' requests may or may not have made a difference.
    • It was initially leaked to a US radio station earlier this year, and listeners immediately flooded Djs with requests to hear it.
    • In the spirit of trying to personalize the listening experience, both XM and Sirius have made it possible for people to contact DJs and programmers with feedback and requests.

transitive verb

  • 1.1 Mr & Mrs Tuthill request the pleasure of your company at … [formal]
    los señores Tuthill tienen el agrado de invitar a usted a … [formal]
    to request somebody to + infinitive/that
    pedir(le) a alguien que + subjunctive
    I requested them to leave
    les pedí que se fueran
    customers are requested not to touch the displays
    se ruega a los señores clientes no tocar las mercancías expuestas [formal]
    he requested that he be allowed to see his client [formal]
    solicitó que se le permitiera ver a su cliente [formal]
    Example sentences
    • So he sends an e-mail to both his customer marketing manager and his category management analyst requesting information from their recent consumer segmentation research about marketing to moms and gatekeepers.
    • But he said the reduction in the extra time available to local authorities to decide on an application after requesting additional information had serious staffing implications.
    • Lawyers in the Caymans say that if the Irish inspectors are requesting the information as a result of an investigation into tax evasion, the legal framework will not allow the disclosure of information.

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