Definition for needed

adjective as in wanted

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While it’s not a cure or a home run therapy, they say, it’s a needed start.

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“We will rely on economies of scale to make needed improvements to the assets while still keeping rents affordable,” Noah Hochman, TruAmerica Multifamily’s co-chief investment officer and head of capital markets, wrote in a statement.

Detrick didn’t get the virus, but she had to get tested and quarantine, losing much needed pay.

We see several interrelated priorities for a second Cancer Moonshot, which can unlock new and needed progress in the war on cancer.

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Hurt people in turn hurt others, and it is difficult to find needed support when so many in the community are traumatized.

Four weeks after the injections, all 20 of the participants had developed the antibodies needed to stave off the infection.

Abramoff said that the governor needed to remember to “be humble.”

This was nine fewer than what he needed just two years ago when 426 members of the House voted.

Perhaps, as Dwight Garner wrote, Steinberg just needed an idea for a book.

For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.

More laborers are needed for the Jesuit missions, as well as for those conducted by the friars.

First, how about the expansibility needed to supply adequate funds for crop-moving?

Now, on my first day here, you pay me back for what I did then—as if it needed paying back!

“It means, my dear, that the Dragoons and the 60th will have to teach these impudent rebels a much-needed lesson,” said her uncle.

And since he was glad enough to do that, Mrs. Robin managed to feed her children all they needed.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to needed, such as: desired, essential, necessary, required, and vital.

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