How do you say "to ask for" in Japanese?. For example:

He asked his boss for a raise.

We ask for great revival.

Is "仰{あお}ぐ" fine? In particular, I want to use something that's natural and normal, but that's not disrespectful to superiors. Some of the usual sources, like jisho.org, don't seem to be very definitive about this.


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The most normal word choice for "to ask for" is [頼]{たの}む.

仰{あお}ぐ means "to ask for" only in the sense of seeking guidance from someone above you -- not in the sense of asking for a raise.

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