Definitions of ask
if you ask after someone then you ask how that person is, if they are well, what they are doing at the moment etc
Hi Amy! Matt was asking after you the other day.
if you ask for something then you say that you need that thing
He asked for the Lindner file.
to put a question to someone, or to ask someone to answer a question
He has had both the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the officers and directors of the Company.