Definitions for requirerɪˈkwaɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to have need of; need:
He requires medical care.
to order or enjoin to do something:
to require a witness to testify.
to ask for authoritatively or imperatively; demand.
to make necessary or indispensable:
The work required infinite patience.
to place under an obligation:
The situation requires me to take immediate action.
(v.i.)to impose an obligation; demand:
to do as the law requires.
* Syn: See lack.
Origin of require:
1300–50; ME < L requīrere=re-re - +-quīrere, comb. form of quaerere to seek, search for (cf. quest )
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make necessary or essential
a position that requires excellent communication skills
(of a rule or law) to make people do sth
The law requires passengers to fasten their seat belts.; required reading for the class
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
British National Corpus
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
Translations for require
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
Is there anything else you require?
- нуждая се отBulgarian
- desejarPortuguese (BR)
- necesitar, precisarSpanish
- نیاز داشتنFarsi
- avoir besoin deFrench
- kíván; szükségesHungarian
- (avere bisogno di)Italian
- 필요로 하다Korean
- (kam) reikėtiLithuanian
- just vajadzību/nepieciešamībuLatvian
- nodig hebbenDutch
- trenge, behøveNorwegian
- نیاز داشتنPersian
- غوښتل، مجبورول: په كار لرل: اصراركولPashto
- a avea nevoie deRomanian
- biti potrebanSerbian
- istemek, gerekmekTurkish
- 需要Chinese (Trad.)
- ضرورت ہوناUrdu
- cần đếnVietnamese
- 需要Chinese (Simp.)
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