petition

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /pəˈtɪ.ʃən/

Noun[change]

Singular
petition

Plural
petitions

  1. A petition is a written request to change something.
  2. A petition is a list of signatures showing support for something or opposition against it.
    Please sign our petition to get a new snack machine in the school cafeteria.
  3. A petition is a written document that people sign to show that they want a person or organization to do or change something.
    In honor of his memory, a petition has been sent to persuade the Postal Services Stamp Advisory Committee to put Willis Conover on a U.S. postage stamp.[1]

Verb[change]

Plain form
petition

Third-person singular
petitions

Past tense
petitioned

Past participle
petitioned

Present participle
petitioning

  1. To petition for something is to make a request for it, usually in writing.
    You should petition for a shorter work week.

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