Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ask_for

1 sense of ask for

Sense 1
invite, ask for -- (increase the likelihood of; "ask for trouble"; "invite criticism")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

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