1. To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor.
2. To address with a request; to ask.
I request youShak.
To give my poor host freedom.
Syn. To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See Beg.
(Re*quest"er) n. One who requests; a petitioner.
(Re*quick"en) v. t. To quicken anew; to reanimate; to give new life to. Shak.
(Re"qui*em) n. [Acc. of L. requies rest, the first words of the Mass being "Requiem aeternam
dona eis, Domine," give eternal rest to them, O lord; pref. re- re + quies quiet. See Quiet, n., and cf.
1. (R. C. Ch.) A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed soul.
We should profane the service of the deadShak.
To sing a requiem and such rest to her
As to peace-parted
2. Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person.
3. Rest; quiet; peace. [Obs.]
Else had I an eternal requiem kept,Sandys.
And in the arms of peace forever slept.
(Re*qui"e*to*ry) n. [L. requietorium, fr. requiescere, requietum, to rest. See Re-, and
Quiesce.] A sepulcher. [Obs.] Weever.
(Re"quin) n. [F., fr. reqiem a Mass sung for the dead. See Requiem.] (Zoöl.) The man-eater,
or white shark (Carcharodon carcharias); so called on account of its causing requiems to be sung.
(Re*quir"a*ble) a. Capable of being required; proper to be required. Sir M. Hale.
(Re*quire") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Required (-kw?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Requiring.] [OE. requeren,
requiren, OF. requerre, F. requrir; L. pref. re- re- + quaerere to ask; cf. L. requirere. See Query, and
cf. Request, Requisite.]
1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender
Shall I say to CæsarShak.
What you require of him?
By nature did what was by law required.Dryden.
2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
Just gave what life required, and gave no more.Goldsmith.
The two last [biographies] require to be particularly noticed.J. A. Symonds.
3. To ask as a favor; to request.
I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in
the way.Ezra viii. 22.