ask
v.

1) (D; intr., tr.) ('to inquire') to ask about, after (BE) (they asked me about my work; he asked about/after her mother)

2) (d; intr., tr.) ('to request') to ask for (she asked me politely for the book; the guest asked for the manager)

3) (D; tr.) ('to invite') to ask to (we asked them to the party)

4) (D; tr.) ('to request') to ask smt. of (I have a favor to ask of you; he is asking a great deal of us)

5) (E) ('to request') she asked to be excused; we asked to see him

6) (H) ('to request') she asked us to come to the concert

7) (L; subj.) ('to request') the family asked that the story not be/should not be printed

8) (O; can be used with one object) ('to pose') he asked (her) a question (also possible is: he asked a question of her)

9) (Q; may have an object) ('to inquire of') he asked (his son) point-blank where he was going; she asked wistfully how she might help

* * *
[ɑːsk]
she asked wistfully how she might help
we asked to see him
after (they asked me about my work; he asked about/after her mother; BE)
(D; intr., tr.) ('to inquire') to ask about
(E) ('to request') she asked to be excused
(H) ('to request') she asked us to come to the concert
(L; subj.) ('to request') the family asked that the story not be/should not be printed
(Q; may have an object) ('to inquire of) he asked (his son) point-blank where he was going
(D; tr.) ('to request') to ask smt. of (1 have a favor to ask of you; he is asking a great deal of us)
(0; can be used with one object) ('to pose') he asked (her) a question (also possible is: he asked a question of her)
(d; intr., tr.) ('to request') to ask for (she asked me politely for the book; the guest asked for the manager)
(D; tr.) ('to invite') to ask to (we asked them to the party)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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