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at (someone's) request

Due to having been asked (by someone). I'm only going to the dinner party at my mother's request. Molly has been invited at the bride's request.
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by request

If one asks. Extra pillows are available by request at the front desk.
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in request

Greatly sought after; desired or required by many people. To the surprise of some, the product has been in request since it was first released. Now that the property market has begun to boom, construction workers are in request.
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on request

Whenever one requests or demands something. Our client reserves the right to withdraw the license to use our her writing in your anthology on request.
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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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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) 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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when you get a chance

As soon as you have a bit of free time. Hey, Sarah? When you get a chance, would you mind looking over these financial reports? There's something I want to discuss with you when you get a chance.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

at someone's request

due to someone's request; on being asked by someone. At his mother's request, Tom stopped playing the saxophone. At the request of the police officer, Bill pulled his car over to the side of the road.
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request someone to do something

to ask someone to do something. I am going to request you to turn your radio down. Mary was requested to arrive a few minutes early.
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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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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?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

at someone's request

On being asked to do something, as in At my request they'll move us to another room, or I'm speaking at his request. [1300s] Also see by request.
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by request

Also, on or upon request . In response to being asked to do something. For example, The band is playing our favorite song by request. This usage replaced at request. [Late 1600s]
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on request

When asked for, as in The agreement states that the rights on this book revert to the author on request. [c. 1800] Also see by request.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

by request

In response to an expressed desire: We are offering these scarves for sale again by request.
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in request

In great demand: a pianist in great request.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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In each ruling, the taxpayer requesting the change began using the FMV method in 1987.
97-27, the procedure for requesting a change in accounting method has been made much easier than was formerly the case under Rev.
A practical way for both practitioners and clients to avoid this situation is with an in-house tracking system, to ensure that all clients have been accounted for, and by using written correspondence when requesting information needed to' accurately and timely file the return or extension.
Taxpayers requesting technical advice this year should consider the program.
Note: Requesting a new code will make the prior authorization code invalid.
Anyone on campus making a budget, hiring, seeking reimbursement or requesting travel goes through the Integrify solution.