Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun petition

2 senses of petition

Sense 1
request, petition, postulation -- (a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority)
       => message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

Sense 2
prayer, petition, orison -- (reverent petition to a deity)
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

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

1 sense of petition

Sense 1
petition -- (write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing)
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

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