To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
To request or petition; -- usually followed by for; as, to ask for bread.
To make inquiry, or seek by request; -- sometimes followed by after.
make a request or demand for something to somebody; "She asked him for a loan"
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"
The request or appeal being made in a fundraising letter. Often called "The ask."