HyperDic: petition

English > 3 senses of the word petition:
NOUNcommunicationpetition, request, postulationa formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
communicationpetition, prayer, orisonreverent petition to a deity
VERBcommunicationpetitionwrite a petition for something to somebody
petition > pronunciation
Soundspahtih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > petition: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority.
Synonymsrequest, postulation
NarrowerapplicationA verbal or written request for assistance or employment / employment or admission to a school
demandAn urgent or peremptory request
solicitation, appeal, collection, ingatheringrequest for a sum of money
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishdemanda, instancia, pedido, petición, solicitud
Catalaninstància, petició, sol·licitud
Adjectivespetitionaryof the nature of or expressing a petition
Verbspetitionwrite a petition for something to somebody
English > petition: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningreverent petition to a deity.
Synonymsprayer, orison
Narrowerbenediction, blessingA ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
collectA short / short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
comminationprayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners
deprecationA prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
grace, blessing, thanksgivingA short prayer of thanks before a meal / meal
intercessionA prayer to God on behalf of another person
invocation, supplicationA prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
prayer wheelA cylinder with prayers written on it
requiescatA prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
Broaderrequest, askingThe verbal / verbal / verbal act of requesting / requesting / requesting
Spanishcomunión, oración, petición
Catalancomunió, oració, pregària
English > petition: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningWrite a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey petition to move
Narrowersupplicatemake a humble, earnest petition
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishdirigir una instancia, presentar una petición, solicitar
Catalanpresentar una instància, sol·licitar
Nounspetitiona formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
petitionersomeone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right

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