modest request


modest request
reasonable request

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Modest — Mod est, a. [F. modeste, L. modestus, fr. modus measure. See {Mode}.] 1. Restraining within due limits of propriety; not forward, bold, boastful, or presumptious; rather retiring than pushing one s self forward; not obstructive; as, a modest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • modest — [mäd′ist] adj. [Fr modeste < L modestus, keeping due measure, modest < modus: see MODE] 1. having or showing a moderate opinion of one s own value, abilities, achievements, etc.; not vain or boastful; unassuming 2. not forward; shy or… …   English World dictionary

  • request — I n. 1) to file, make, submit a request (to file a request with the appropriate authorities; she has a request to make of us; to submit a request to the mayor s office) 2) to act on; honor a request 3) to deny, reject a request 4) a desperate,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • humble request — modest application, small request …   English contemporary dictionary

  • humble wish — modest request, small wish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mod´est|ly — mod|est «MOD ihst», adjective. 1. not thinking too highly of oneself; not vain; humble: »In spite of the honors he received, the scientist remained a modest man. SYNONYM(S): unpretentious, unassuming. 2. bashful; shy; held back by a sense of what …   Useful english dictionary

  • mod|est — «MOD ihst», adjective. 1. not thinking too highly of oneself; not vain; humble: »In spite of the honors he received, the scientist remained a modest man. SYNONYM(S): unpretentious, unassuming. 2. bashful; shy; held back by a sense of what is fit… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Door-in-the-face technique — The door in the face (DITF) technique is a persuasion method. The persuader attempts to convince someone to comply with a request by first making an extremely large request that the respondent will obviously turn down, with a metaphorical… …   Wikipedia

  • Foot-in-the-door technique — (FITD) is a compliance tactic that involves getting a person to agree to a large request by first setting them up by having that person agree to a modest request. [Freedman, J.L. Fraser, S.C. (1966). Compliance without pressure: The foot in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Compliance gaining — is a term used in the social sciences, specifically in sociology and communication studies, to identify the act of intentionally trying to alter behavior. The term refers to how people try to get other people to DO things, or comply. Compliance… …   Wikipedia


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