Synonyms for requiring

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Of these, the single-needle instrument, requiring only one wire, is still in use.

It seemed that his eyelids were heavy, requiring an effort to lift them.

But while requiring explanations he refused to listen to them.

The soil is heavier, requiring longer and more constant cultivation.

Marion finds this a difficult duty, requiring her utmost tact.

This process is a nice one, requiring patience, care, and practice.

There is no act of Congress requiring all the books to be read.

At the same time we must not be too arbitrary about requiring a particular  name.

He joined Ferdinand in requiring Louis to desist from his impious work.

Wells attacked the government for "requiring" the Battalion to enlist.

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.

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