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"
inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother"
require or ask for as a price or condition; "He is asking $200 for the table"; "The kidnappers are asking a million dollars in return for the release of their hostage"
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 c
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
show a certain characteristic when tested; "He tested positive for HIV"
the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc; "the test was standardized on a large sample of students"
a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins
trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"