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Requests and demands

solicitation

noun

the act of asking someone for something such as money or support

demand

noun

a very firm statement that you want something

request

noun

an act of asking for something in a polite or formal way

appeal

noun

an urgent request for people to give you something that you need such as help, money, or information

order

noun

a request for a product to be made for you or delivered to you

plea

noun

an urgent or emotional request for something

summons

noun

an urgent request or order for someone to go somewhere or do something

entreaty

noun

a strong serious request that you make to someone about something that is worrying you

appeal

noun

a request for people to do something or to behave in a particular way

application

noun

a formal request for permission to do or have something

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