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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But the chief requested us to postpone our intention.
Guppy, occupying the parlours and having indeed been visibly in danger of cracking herself like a nut in the front-parlour door by peeping out before she was asked for, immediately presented herself and requested us to walk in.
Micawber had requested us to await him, which we got into, with some trouble, in the middle of the night, I found a letter, importing that he would appear in the morning punctually at half past nine.
He has requested us to not allow his family a right over his mortal remains.
A spokeswoman for BEAR Scotland said: "We were alerted to some fallen masonry on to the A86 in Kingussie" earlier this afternoon by the police, who requested us to help close the road for safety."
'He requested us to give him police escorts whenever he had hearings in Guihulngan.
"Yes, he has requested us to allow him to play there but this permission will be denied because he is in our plan for the forthcoming series", de Mel, speaking exclusively, said.
'They have recently requested us to continue the tour and promised VVIP security for us," BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus.
'The company has requested us to terminate our contracts before [the expiration] date in order to vacate the property for renovations, but some shop owners here said that the mall has been rented to the Chinese,' he said.
Kabashi told the press conference at the Republican Palace on Thursday evening that a sisterly and friendly country has requested us to allow Yasir Arman to come to Khartoum but asked the country to convince him not to come for not to embarrass the two parties, considering that there is a judicial sentence against him and the judicial sentences are enforceable, but he insisted on coming and worked on instigating the protesters to expand the construction of barricades.
'The Indian government had requested us to allow Swaraj to fly over Pakistan to avoid the longer route, and we gave them permission,' Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal was quoted in the report as saying.
'The Indian government had requested us to allow Swaraj to fly over Pakistan to avoid the longer route, and we gave them permission,' said Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
'The athletes had requested us to introduce the 21km race to enable them to use it as a build-up for the marathon season,' he said.
'Sumagaysay requested us to have an ordinance that will announce protocols, especially during large events,' Acosta told Times.
'They requested us to help them conduct peaceful elections,' said one of the Taliban leaders.