To express a desire for; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause: requested information about the experiment; requested to see the evidence firsthand; requested that the bus driver stop at the next corner. To ask (a person) to do something: The police requested her to accompany them. The act of asking. Something asked for. by request In response to an expressed desire: We are offering these scarves for sale again by request. in request In great demand: a pianist in great request. on When asked for: References are available on request.