Definitions for requirerɪˈkwaɪər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. command, require(verb)

    make someone do something

  4. want, need, require(verb)

    have need of

    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. require(Verb)

    To ask (someone) for something; to request.

  2. require(Verb)

    To demand, to insist upon (having); to call for authoritatively.

  3. require(Verb)

    Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary.

  4. require(Verb)

    To demand of (someone) to do something.

  5. Origin: From requerre (French: requérir), from *, from requiro.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Require(verb)

    to demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property

  2. Require(verb)

    to demand or exact as indispensable; to need

  3. Require(verb)

    to ask as a favor; to request

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1484

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2772

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Verbs Frequency: #76


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