Textual thesaurus for "ask"

(verb) require, expect

consider obligatory; request and expect

We require our secretary to be on time; Aren't we asking too much of these children?; I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

(verb) inquire, enquire

inquire about

I asked about their special today; He had to ask directions several times

(verb) take, necessitate, need, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

require as useful, just, or proper

It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent