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require

[ ri-kwahyuhr ]SEE DEFINITION OF require
  • verbneed, want
  • verbask, demand; necessitate

Synonyms for require

  • lack
  • crave
  • desire
  • miss
  • wish
  • depend upon
  • feel necessity for
  • have need
  • hurting for
  • stand in need
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Antonyms for require

  • dislike
  • hate
  • not want
  • have
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REQUIRE

This may make a good depot if we require to stay long in this neighbourhood.

But while we do justice to others, we must require that justice be done to us.

They may walk, to be sure, but it is exactly the inducement to walk that they require.

To be so particular as you require in subjects of conversation, it is impossible to be short.

It will require sacrifice, but it can be done, and done fairly.

I require your confidence for what I have already said; but I know you have money, and moneyed friends.

Some cans, however, require that the lids be soldered in place.

I am glad that there is soothing in these dried leaves for those who require it.

Will she require me to look after her in the matter of pepper and salt?

But you will require no more on this subject—I must be left master of myself.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to ask a question, inquire," from Old French requerre "seek, procure; beg, ask, petition; demand," from Vulgar Latin *requaerere, from Latin requirere "seek to know, ask," from re-, here perhaps meaning "repeatedly" (see re-), + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)).

The original sense of this word has been taken over by request (v.). Sense of "demand (someone) to do (something)" is from 1751, via the notion of "to ask for imperatively, or as a right" (late 14c.). Related: Required; requiring.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REQUIRE

adjure

verbcommand
  • beseech
  • charge
  • entreat
  • implore
  • obligate
  • order
  • require
  • supplicate
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