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Students from lower-risk areas were required to arrive one week before classes began.

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That would still take two decades, and require a lot of workers and money.

It has been revised to require two flips to insert the edge.

The company wasn’t required to keep workers on the payroll or stop returning money to shareholders.

These apps may not charge a maximum APR higher than 36%, including costs or fees and fees, or require payment in full in 60 days or less.

House rules require an absolute majority of members voting to choose a speaker.

Limbaugh makes comments like this because his right-wing fans require a non–stop diet of race-baiting red meat.

That makes New York the ninth state to require such coverage.

Chickens require significantly less land, water, and energy than all other meat options except farmed salmon.

Bohac said the bill does not require anyone to say “Merry Christmas” if they are not up for it.

The events which succeeded this fortunate capture are too well known to require more than a very brief recapitulation.

While the test is somewhat tedious, all the manipulations are simple and require no apparatus but flasks, test-tubes, and funnels.

We followed the upland past the end of the Stone till we found a slope that didn't require wings for descent.

Are you quite sure,” asked the missionary pointedly, “that you are supplied with everything else that you require?

The terms law and equity are frequently used in the law books and require explanation.

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The verb require, which expresses necessity, 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. Need often suggests urgency, stressing the necessity of supplying what is lacking: to need an operation, better food, a match to light the fire.

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On this page you'll find 127 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to require, such as: lack, crave, desire, miss, wish, and depend upon.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.