Synonyms for Ask:

n.

grill, bid, draw out, sound out, cross examine, charge, pump, urge, bargain on, reckon on, answer, suppose, worm out of, order, dun, refute, enjoin, count on, scour, plan on, take something for granted, angle for, requisition, calculate on. ask for, value, plead, appeal, insist on something. pick someone's brains, put to, summon, suggest, propose, put someone on the spot, interview. send for, insist, call away, order up. have over, raise, catering, pose, disinvite, put, entertain, guest, I'll hold you to that, have round, have in. over, perish the thought, don't remind me, keep it simple, skip it, entail, it's a long story, no reason, necessary. do you mind?, suit yourself, get lost, warn, why should I?. ask (noun)
postulate, involve, call for, expect, necessitate, inquire, demand, enquire, take, require, need.

v.

invite (verb)
propose, bid, suggest, summon.
question (verb)
dispute, catechize, debate, interpolate, poll, challenge, examine, investigate, question, pump, canvass, interrogate, query, enjoin, delve, explore, demand, contemplate, inquire, seek, survey, probe, grill, quiz.
request (verb)
order, urge, call for, requisition, plead, charge, appeal, seek.

Other synonyms:

have over, summon, have round, grill, plead, catering. urge, entertain, cross examine. entail, appeal, put to, have in. interview, send for. guest. pose. put. raise. importune
dun.
request
appeal.
require
demand, take.
Other relevant words:
involve, plead, insist, order, require, necessitate, ask for, raise, suggest, need, put, call for, order up, expect, postulate, bid, urge, propose, entail, charge, pump, interview, enjoin, requisition, pose, sound out, disinvite, summon, grill, enquire, put to, take, cross examine, guest, appeal, warn, demand.

Usage examples for ask

  1. That's why I'm afraid, why I don't want to ask her. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  2. Yes; why do you ask – Devil's Ford by Bret Harte
  3. Then I did not ask – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln