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noun [countable]     request pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    an act of asking for something in a polite or formal way
    request for:

    Requests for visas will be dealt with immediately.

    refuse/reject a request:

    Three banks have already refused his request for a loan.

    grant a request (=give someone what they ask for):

    A formal request for a ballot has been granted.

  2. 2
    a piece of music that you ask a musician or a DJ to play
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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