necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand(verb)
require as useful, just, or proper
"It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
ask, require, expect(verb)
consider obligatory; request and expect
"We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
make someone do something
want, need, require(verb)
have need of
"This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
To ask (someone) for something; to request.
To demand, to insist upon (having); to call for authoritatively.
Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary.
To demand of (someone) to do something.
Origin: From requerre (French: requérir), from *, from requiro.
to demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property
to demand or exact as indispensable; to need
to ask as a favor; to request
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-kwīr′, v.t. to ask: to demand: to need: to exact: to direct.—adj. Requir′able, that may be required: fit or proper to be required.—ns. Require′ment, act of requiring: claim: demand; Requir′er; Requir′ing. [Fr.,—L. requirĕre.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1484
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2772
Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Verbs Frequency: #76
The numerical value of require in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of require in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Large-scale problems do not require large-scale solutions; they require small-scale solutions within a large-scale framework.
Uber does not require (minimum) hours, and it does not require a schedule, it offers the chance to be entrepreneurial, the chance to balance work and family.
Ultimately, ending this conflict will require both sides making some difficult decisions, some decisions that will require them to exercise some significant political courage.
I don't hate all holidays. Just the ones that make me depressed, require me to spend time with family members that just come around for the food, and the ones that require me to get up early and go to church. Arbor Day! can't wait
What they're worried about is the solution, climate change is the ultimate collective-action problem. It's going to require local, state and national policy change, and it's going to require international cooperation, which means the United Nations.
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- патрабава́ць, запатрабава́цьBelarusian
- požadovat, vyžadovat, žádatCzech
- benötigen, erfordern, brauchenGerman
- necesitar, requerirSpanish
- vaatia, edellyttääFinnish
- besoin, exiger, demander, prierFrench
- की आवHindi
- [[անհրաժեշտ]] [[լինել]], պահանջել, [[կարիք]] [[ունենալ]]Armenian
- 要る, 要求, 必要Japanese
- потребовать, нуждаться, требоватьRussian
- gereksinmek, gerektirmekTurkish
- yêu cầuVietnamese
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