Meaning: to let someone know that you'd like them to give you somethingSynonym: request
- ask for sth If you don't know where to go, ask for directions.
- ask sb for sth Joanne didn't have the nerve to ask her boss for a wage rise.
- sb ask for sth My son asked for help with his math's homework, but it was far to advanced for me!
ask for: help, information, directions, advice, bill, receipt
After we'd eaten our meal, we asked the waiter for