request (something) from (someone or something)

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request (something) from (someone or something)

To express a desire to obtain something from someone or something else. Typically used when something specific is being requested ("of" is more often used after "request" when the thing is vague or unspecified). I've requested a new security pass from the company, but I won't be able to access the building until it arrives. We'll need to request the documents from him before we can conclude our audit.
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request something from someone

to call for something from someone. I will request an explanation from the employee in question. A full report was requested from each person present.
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