What is the difference between ask and question?

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Ask is a see also of question.

Ask is a see also of question.


As verbs the difference between ask and question

is that ask is to look for an answer to a question by speaking while question is to ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.

As nouns the difference between ask and question

is that ask is an act or instance of asking or ask can be an eft; newt while question is a sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.

ask

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) asken, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To request (information, or an answer to a question).
  • I asked her age.
  • To put forward (a question) to be answered.
  • to ask a question
  • To interrogate or enquire of (a person).
  • I'm going to ask this lady for directions.
  • * Bible, John ix. 21
  • He is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
  • To request or petition; usually with for .
  • to ask for a second helping at dinner
    to ask for help with homework
  • * Bible, Matthew vii. 7
  • Ask , and it shall be given you.
  • To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.
  • What price are you asking for the house?
  • * Addison
  • An exigence of state asks a much longer time to conduct a design to maturity.
  • To invite.
  • Don't ask them to the wedding.
  • To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.
  • (Fuller)
  • (figuratively) To take (a person's situation) as an example.
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  • Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See * Pronouncing ask as /æks/ is a common example of metathesis and a feature of some varieties of English, notably African American Vernacular English (AAVE). * The action expressed by the verb ask'' can also be expressed by the noun-verb combination ''pose a question'' (confer the parallel in German between ''fragen'' and ''eine Frage stellen ).
    Derived terms
    * ask after * ask around * ask for * ask in * ask out * ask over * ask round * for the asking * no questions asked * outask

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act or instance of asking.
  • * 2005 , Laura Fredricks, The ask :
  • To ask for a gift is a privilege, a wonderful expression of commitment to and ownership of the organization. Getting a yes to an ask can be a rush, but asking for the gift can and should be just as rewarding.
  • Something asked or asked for; a request.
  • * 2008 , Doug Fields, Duffy Robbins, Speaking to Teenagers :
  • Communication researchers call this the foot-in-the-door syndrome. Essentially it's based on the observation that people who respond positively to a small “ask'” are more likely to respond to a bigger “' ask ” later on.
  • An asking price.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) aske, arske, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An eft; newt.
  • * 1876 , S. Smiles, Scottish Naturalist :
  • He looked at the beast. It was not an eel. It was very like an ask .
  • A lizard.
  • Statistics

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    question

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=I told him about everything I could think of; and what I couldn't think of he did. He asked about six questions' during my yarn, but every ' question had a point to it. At the end he bowed and thanked me once more. As a thanker he was main-truck high; I never see anybody so polite.}}
  • A subject or topic for consideration or investigation.
  • A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.
  • The story is true beyond question .
    He obeyed without question .
  • * Bible, John iii. 25
  • There arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • It is to be to question , whether it be lawful for Christian princes to make an invasive war simply for the propagation of the faith.
  • A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.
  • interrogation by torture
  • * Macaulay
  • The Scottish privy council had power to put state prisoners to the question .
  • (obsolete) Talk; conversation; speech.
  • Made she no verbal question ? Shakespeare King Lear ca. 1606

    Synonyms

    * inquiry, enquiry, query, subject, topic, problem, issue, consideration, interrogation, doubt, motion, proposition, proposal

    Derived terms

    * a question of * begging the question * beyond question * bonus question * call into question * chicken-or-egg question * closed-ended question * cross-question * essay question * federal question * in question * indirect question * frequently asked questions/FAQ * leading question * loaded question * multiple-choice question * no questions asked * open question * open-ended question * out of the question * pop the question * previous question * questionable * questionist * questionless * questionnaire * question mark * question-master * question sheet * question time * reverse question * rhetorical question * scaled question * tag question * toss-up question * West Lothian question * yes-no question

    Verb

  • To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • He that questioneth much shall learn much.
  • To raise doubts about; have doubts about.
  • (obsolete) To argue; to converse; to dispute.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I pray you, think you question with the Jew.

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * questioner

    See also

    * answer * ask * interrogative

    References

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