1. To put a question to.
2. To seek an answer to:
ask a question.
3. To seek information about:
4. To make a request of or for:
asked me for money; asking a favor.
5. To require or call for as a price or condition:
asked ten dollars for the book.
6. To expect or demand:
ask too much of a child.
7. To invite:
asked them to dinner.
8. Archaic To publish, as marriage banns.
9. To make inquiry; seek information.
10. To make a request:
asked for help.
11. To persist in an action despite the likelihood that it will result in difficulty or punishment.
12. Middle English asken
13. from Old English 3scian * see ais-
源自 古英语 3scian *参见 ais-
14. These verbs mean to seek information from a person.
15. Ask is the most neutral term:
asked her what was wrong;
asked the way to the library;
ask too many questions.
16. Question often implies the asking of a series of questions, as in determining the scope of a problem:
The prosecutor questioned the witness in great detail.
17. Inquire, which often implies a comprehensive search for knowledge or truth, in this sense refers to a simple request for information:
inquired where the books were kept;
will inquire how we can be of help;
inquired about her health.
18. Query usually suggests questioning to settle a doubt:
The proofreader queried the spelling of the word.
19. Interrogate, a more formal word, applies especially to official questioning:
The suspects were called in and interrogated by detectives.
20. Examine refers particularly to close and detailed questioning to ascertain the extent of a person's knowledge or the adequacy of his or her qualifications:
At the end of the semester students are examined in every subject.
Only lawyers who have been examined and certified by the bar association are admitted to practice.
21. Quiz is used most frequently to denote the informal examination of students to verify their comprehension of classwork or reading:
The teacher quizzed the pupils on the multiplication tables.