how to pronounce ask


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ask is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of ask in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… well you listen to yourself and the fact that they ask you in another at the time we …”

meanings of ask


  1. To publish in church for marriage; said of both the banns and the persons.
  2. To invite.
  3. To request (information, or an answer to a question).
  4. To put forward (a question) to be answered.
  5. To request or petition; usually with for.
  6. To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity.
  7. To take (a person's situation) as an example.
  8. To request permission to do something.
  9. To interrogate or enquire of (a person).


  1. A lizard.
  2. Initialism of amplitude shift keying.
  3. An act or instance of asking.
  4. An asking price.
  5. An eft; newt.
  6. Something asked or asked for.


  1. The first male human, according to the Poetic Edda.
  2. A surname​.

ask frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word ask occurs in english on average 231.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ask can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ask can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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