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noun [countable] request pronunciation in American English /rɪˈkwest/ 
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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 to meet with the ambassador has been granted.

    make a request:

    She had made a request for the names of the previous owners.

  2. 2
    a piece of music that you ask a musician or a DJ to play

    He spent the entire evening at the piano playing requests.



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