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petition

US [pəˈtɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [pə'tɪʃ(ə)n]
  • v.请求;申请;请愿;祈求
  • n.请愿书;祈求;申请书;申诉书
  • Web诉状;呈请书
Plural Form:petitions  Present Participle:petitioning  Past Tense:petitioned  
Petition
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n.
1.
~ (against/for sth)
请愿书a written document signed by a large number of people that asks sb in a position of authority to do or change sth
a petition against experiments on animals
反对用动物做实验的请愿书
The workers are getting up(= starting) a petition for tighter safety standards.
工人正发起请愿,要求提高安全标准。
2.
申诉书;申请书an official document asking a court to take a particular course of action
3.
祈祷;祈求a formal prayer to God or request to sb in authority
v.
1.
[i][t]
祈求;请求;请愿to make a formal request to sb in authority, especially by sending them a petition
Local residents have successfully petitioned against the siting of a prison in their area.
当地居民反对在区内兴建监狱的请愿成功了。
The group intends to petition Parliament for reform of the law.
这个团体准备请求议会修改法律。
Parents petitioned the school to review its admission policy.
家长请愿恳求学校修订招生政策。
2.
[i][t]
~ (sb) (for sth).~ sb/sth to do sth
(向法庭)请求,申请to formally ask for sth in court
to petition for divorce
申请离婚

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