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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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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66(c) equitable relief and provides a nonexclusive list of circumstances considered for requests of relief from Federal income tax liability or deficiency resulting from the community property laws.
Evidence of this state of affairs can be found in the recent report The Price Reduction Requests of Selected European Automobile Manufacturers by Hans-Andreas Fein & Associates and IRN Inc., published in April 2005.
The survey shows that whether a supplier provides a commodity part, a system, or even a patented component, customers are making repeated requests of their suppliers within a single year for concessions in the prices of purchased parts.
ACSA has its roots in 1980s Europe, where it was a response to the requests of NATO nations participating in exercises for a reprieve from ever-present foreign military sales (FMS) paperwork and charges used to procure basic training supplies.
The Board also indicated that it stands ready to approve a further reduction of 25 basis points in the discount rate to 5 1/2 percent on the requests of Federal Reserve Banks.
Similar to the requests of residents in rental properties, realtors and business owners often request that the CAU conduct specific studies on their properties.
The agency should maintain a separate file for requests of this nature because these assignments involve the exercise of police power and authority.