prefer a request
index call (appeal to), plead (implore), pray

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • prefer a request to — index petition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Request — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Request >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 request request requisition Sgm: N 1 claim claim &c.(demand) 741 Sgm: N 1 petition petition suit prayer Sgm: N 1 begging letter begging letter roun …   English dictionary for students

  • Prefer — Pre*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preferring}.] [F. pr[ e]f[ e]rer, L. praeferre; prae before + ferre to bear or carry. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Some Prefer Nettles — is a 1929 novel by Jun ichirō Tanizaki.Plot summaryKaname and his wife Misako are caught in a loveless marriage, yet neither is willing to ask for divorce. Each decision they make is carefully executed so that they can remain in their delicate… …   Wikipedia

  • call — 1 vt 1: to announce or recite loudly call ed the civil trial list 2: to admit (a person) as a barrister was call ed to the bar 3: to demand payment of esp. by formal notice call …   Law dictionary

  • pray — vt: to ask for plaintiff pray s judgment against the defendants for actual damages used esp. in pleadings vi: to make a request of a court esp. in a complaint or petition complainant pray s for declaratory relief pray ing that the judgment be… …   Law dictionary

  • petition — pe·ti·tion 1 n 1: a formal written request made to an official person or body (as a court or board) a petition for equitable relief the creditor filed a petition for involuntary bankruptcy 2: a document embodying a formal written request petition …   Law dictionary

  • supplicate — I. v. a. Beg, implore, pray, entreat, beseech, importune, petition, crave, solicit, call upon, pray to, appeal to, prefer a request to. II. v. n. Entreat, beg, pray, petition, sue, implore, put up a prayer, prefer a request or petition …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • plead — / plēd/ vb plead·ed or pled also plead / pled/, plead·ing [Anglo French plaider to argue in a court of law, from Old French plaid legal action, trial more at plea] vi …   Law dictionary

  • petition — I. n. Request, prayer, supplication, entreaty, suit, solicitation, application, appeal, address. II. v. a. Entreat, pray, supplicate, solicit, crave, ask, beg, apply to, make application to, prefer a request to …   New dictionary of synonyms

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