Definitions for requirerɪˈkwaɪər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word require
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
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All great achievements require time.
It will require some creative negotiations.
I am no more humble than my talents require.
Desperate affairs require desperate remedies.
Does a red 'Radio Wagon' require an FCC license?
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Translations for require
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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