indirect request

indirect request
noun
an expression of some desire or inclination
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I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave

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his crying was an indirect request for attention

Syn: ↑wish
Derivationally related forms: ↑wish (for: ↑wish)
Hypernyms: ↑request, ↑asking

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