v. （询）问; 请求，要求，征求; 求见; 邀请
If you ask someone something, you say something to them in the form of a question because you want to know the answer.
'How is Frank?' he asked...
I asked him his name...
If you ask someone to do something, you tell them that you want them to do it.
We had to ask him to leave...
She said she had been asked to take two suitcases to Africa by a man called Sean.
If you ask to do something, you tell someone that you want to do it.
I asked to see the Director.
If you ask for something, you say that you would like it.
I decided to go to the next house and ask for food...
Who asked for your opinion?
If you ask for someone, you say that you would like to speak to them.
There's a man at the gate asking for you.
If you ask someone's permission, opinion, or forgiveness, you try to obtain it by putting a request to them.
Please ask permission from whoever pays the phone bill before making your call.
If you ask someone to an event or place, you invite them to go there.
Couldn't you ask Jon to the party?...
She asked me back to her house.
If someone is asking a particular price for something, they are selling it for that price.
Mr Pantelaras was asking £6,000 for his collection.
You reply 'don't ask me' when you do not know the answer to a question, usually when you are annoyed or surprised that you have been asked.
'She's got other things on her mind, wouldn't you think?' 'Don't ask me,' murmured Chris. 'I've never met her.'
If something is yours for the asking, you could get it very easily if you wanted to.
He knew the nomination was his for the asking.
If you say 'I ask you', you are emphasizing how much you disapprove of someone or something.
That silly old bat. I ask you, who'd she think she was?
You can say 'may I ask' as a formal way of asking a question, which shows you are annoyed or suspicious about something.
May I ask where you're going, sir?
You can say 'if you ask me' to emphasize that you are stating your personal opinion.
He was nuts, if you ask me.
If you say that someone is asking for trouble or is asking for it, you mean that they are behaving in a way that makes it very likely that they will get into trouble.
To go ahead with the match after such clear advice had been asking for trouble.
1. inquire about;
2. make a request or demand for something to somebody;
3. direct or put; seek an answer to;
4. consider obligatory; request and expect;
5. require or ask for as a price or condition;
6. address a question to and expect an answer from;
7. require as useful, just, or proper;
ask, demand, inquire, question
ask, beg, demand, require, request, implore, claim, pray, entreat
ask me another
be asking for trouble (或 it)
a big ask
don't ask me!
for the asking
I ask you!
if you ask me
ask for it 或 ask for trouble 【非正式用语】
In case you need something, please don't hesitate to ask me.
We do not ask for extra pay.
I must ask you to tone down your remarks; they are giving offence to some of our visitors.
I'll ask them to send someone out straightaway to fix the car.
Not feel ashamed to ask and learn from people below.