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(v. t.) To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.

(v. t.) To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?

(v. t.) To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.

(v. t.) To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.

(v. t.) To publish in church for marriage; -- said of both the banns and the persons.

(v. i.) To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.

(v. i.) To make inquiry, or seek by request; -- sometimes followed by after.

(n.) A water newt.