request (one) to (do something)

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request (one) to (do something)

To express a desire for one to do something. I'm going to request them to transfer me to a different office if things with my coworkers don't improve. They requested me to file the report by the end of the week.
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"Because," said Debray, "Albert sent this morning to request us to come." Beauchamp and Chateau-Renaud exchanged looks of astonishment.
Looters and thieves cannot keep stealing from us in billions under govt watch then request us to donate to RedCross.
In the meantime, customers are able to collect mail from our delivery office, or request us to deliver it to an alternative address in the area."
It said it had acted on two out of three Turkish legal orders but had concern about the third order as it was a request us to suspend an account accusing a former minister of corruption.
"Many of the participants called in to request us to extend the date.
"After we submit our resignation, the president is expected to request us to go on ruling the country until the new cabinet is formed," Erdogan told cabinet members during the last meeting of the 60th government.
"Having said all those things, there has never been any doubt in my mind that if the Americans go in and they request us to go in, we absolutely must go in," he added.
"We have submitted nominations in respect of all 11 weight divisions, but we fully expect the Council to reject that list and request us to hold a selection process based on those