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 consent"
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"
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
stop or halt; "Please stay the bloodshed!"
overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
fasten with stays
stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"
continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
remain behind; "I had to stay at home and watch the children"
(nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
stop a judicial process; "The judge stayed the execution order"
a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay a