II.2 The 'demand' group
These verbs are concerned with persuading someone to do something or with obtaining permission from someone to do something.
apply ask beg bid campaign clamour demand petition plead pray
The police asked to use Keith's video as evidence.
He demanded to be flown to Sweden, but the pilot landed instead at Helsinki.
They were so concerned about the Pacific yew tree that they petitioned to have it included on the endangered species list.