petition noun

ADJ. bankruptcy, divorce | protest

VERB + PETITION sign | deliver, file, present, send, submit | draw up, get up, launch, organize, raise | support | hear The petition will be heard tomorrow. | grant Her petition for divorce was granted. | dismiss, oppose, reject The district court has opposed the petition by the local electricity company.

PETITION + VERB call for sth, demand sth, urge sth | oppose sth The petition opposes the closures. | support sth The petition supports the scheme to rebuild the road.

PREP. ~ against We're getting up a petition against the proposed building plans. | ~ by/from a petition by local residents | ~ for Local government supports the petition for a new hospital. | ~ in favour of a petition in favour of reform