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  • nounwant, requirement
  • nounpoverty
  • nounemergency; pressing lack
  • verbwant something

synonyms for need

  • commitment
  • demand
  • obligation
  • right
  • urgency
  • use
  • wish
  • charge
  • committal
  • compulsion
  • desideratum
  • devoir
  • duty
  • essential
  • exigency
  • extremity
  • longing
  • must
  • occasion
  • requisite
  • weakness
  • ought
  • the urge
See also synonyms for: needed / needing / needs
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antonyms for need

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  • nonessential
  • comfort
  • fortune
  • have
  • luxury
  • plenty
  • riches
  • wealth
  • give
  • have
  • despise
  • abjure
  • hate
  • dislike
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The verb need often suggests urgency, stressing the necessity of supplying what is lacking: to need an operation, better food, a match to light the fire. Require, which expresses necessity as strongly as need, occurs most frequently in serious or formal contexts: Your presence at the hearing is required. Successful experimentation requires careful attention to detail. Lack means to be without or to have less than a desirable quantity of something: to lack courage, sufficient money, enough members to make a quorum. 

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How to use need in a sentence

Vosloo led the drafting of a new set of guidelines from Unicef designed to help governments and companies develop AI policies that consider children’s needs.
WHY KIDS NEED SPECIAL PROTECTION FROM AI’S INFLUENCEKAREN HAOSEPTEMBER 17, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
That raises the question of a marketer’s need for NBCU’s measurement program if it already has one in place.
NBCUNIVERSAL TESTS NEW MEASUREMENT PROGRAM TO PROVE IT CAN PUSH PRODUCT SALES FOR ADVERTISERSTIM PETERSONSEPTEMBER 17, 2020DIGIDAY
The project will be the first in the county to recycle wastewater, providing more than 32 percent of the city’s needs, according to a Wednesday press release.
NORTH COUNTY REPORT: SCHOOLS ARE REOPENING FOR STUDENTS MOST IN NEEDKAYLA JIMENEZSEPTEMBER 16, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It seemed like there was no need for the justification because of the decree.
PODCAST: COVID-19 IS HELPING TURN BRAZIL INTO A SURVEILLANCE STATEANTHONY GREENSEPTEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The ability to develop digital capabilities quickly will continue to be critical for meeting customer needs and ensuring survival for your organization.
HOW TO DRIVE DIGITAL INNOVATION NECESSARY DURING THE PANDEMICNICK CHASINOVSEPTEMBER 16, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
There’s no need to have a live virus multiplying inside you.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGISTS HAVE CREATED A SLOW-GROWING VERSION OF THE CORONAVIRUS TO GIVE AS A VACCINEDAVID ROTMANSEPTEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
When you’re building a company, the last thing you expect is the need to scale down and to lay off employees.
ARE YOU READY TO START TRAVELING FOR WORK AGAIN? TRIPACTIONS’ CEO IS BANKING ON ITMICHAL LEV-RAM, WRITERSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
Nevertheless, our company remains committed to providing services that meet the real needs of our customers as an internet service provider.
THE EU’S TOP COURT JUST CLOSED A MAJOR LOOPHOLE IN EUROPE’S NET-NEUTRALITY RULESDAVID MEYERSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
So it’s literally like we have decided to allow anything so that we don’t have to lie about anything and even when there is no need to lie, she’s still telling lies.
MAKING POLY LESS OF A PAIN IN THE ASSEUGENE ROBINSONSEPTEMBER 14, 2020OZY
Some chefs, like David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, California, and Rich Landau of Vedge in Philadelphia, withdrew their names to make a point about the need for unity across the industry.
THE MESS THAT IS THE 2020 JAMES BEARD AWARDS, EXPLAINEDELAZAR SONTAGSEPTEMBER 11, 2020EATER
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WORDS RELATED TO NEED

  • dearth
  • deficiency
  • drought
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • need
  • omission
  • privation
  • unavailability
  • void
  • want
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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serotinaladjective | [si-rot-n-l, ser-uh-tahyn-l ]SEE DEFINITION