One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘ask her what she did’
enquire, enquire of, query, want to know, question, put a question to, interrogate, quiz, cross-question, cross-examine, catechize
informal grill, pump, give the third degree to
2‘they just want to ask a few questions’
put, put forward, pose, raise, submit, propose, get the answer to, seek the answer to
3‘I asked him to call the manager’
request, demand, appeal to, apply to, petition, call on, entreat, beg, implore, exhort, urge, enjoin, importune, pray, solicit, beseech, plead with, sue, supplicate
seek, put in for, call for, crave
4‘let's ask them to dinner’
invite, bid, have someone over, have someone round, summon
request the pleasure of someone's company
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