Definitions for requirerɪˈkwaɪər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word require

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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


Translations for require

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • патрабава́ць, запатрабава́цьBelarusian
  • požadovat, vyžadovat, žádatCzech
  • benötigen, erfordern, brauchenGerman
  • χρειάζομαιGreek
  • necesitar, requerirSpanish
  • vaatia, edellyttääFinnish
  • besoin, exiger, demander, prierFrench
  • [[անհրաժեշտ]] [[լինել]], պահանջել, [[կարիք]] [[ունենալ]]Armenian
  • requirerInterlingua
  • 要る, 要求, 必要Japanese
  • ຕ້ອງການLao
  • exigirPortuguese
  • потребовать, нуждаться, требоватьRussian
  • gereksinmek, gerektirmekTurkish
  • yêu cầuVietnamese

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