Given a group of people and a person, if the group asks the person to join, the group "invites" the person, or sends "invitation." If the person requests to join the group, what is a word (preferably single-word) that means this, either in verb or noun form?
I have considered the following:
- self-invite: accurate, but is a two-word phrase and too colloquial
- impose/imposition: single-word, somewhat accurate, carries negative connotation
- appeal: single-word without connotation, but not very accurate