request (something) of (someone or something)

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request (something) of (someone or something)

To express a desire to be granted something from someone or something else. Typically used when the thing being requested is vague or unspecified ("from" is more often used after "request" when the thing is specified). If you're done requesting favors of me, I'll thank you to let me get back to work. I try not to request too much from my coworkers.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

request something of someone

to call for someone to give or do something. I have to request a favor of you. Can I request anything more of him?
See also: of, request
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"I want to request something of you, you can accept or reject, but in case you reject, lets us continue as friends.
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