What does require mean?

Definitions for require
rɪˈkwaɪərre·quire

Here are all the 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.

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

  2. require(Verb)

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

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

  3. require(Verb)

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

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

  4. require(Verb)

    To demand of (someone) to do something.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Require

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. require

    A just and fair request.

    They did require a specific amount of food so it was granted.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of require in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of require in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of require in a Sentence

  1. Defense Secretary Mark Esper:

    We are prepared to distribute to HHS up to 2,000 deployable ventilators for use as needed. These machines are different from their civilian equivalents and require special training to operate, but we are committed to supporting HHS's requirements in any way we can, the department has made our 14 certified coronavirus testing labs available to test non-DOD personnel as well, and we will soon offer two additional labs for that purpose. We hope this will provide excess capacity to the civilian population.

  2. General John Campbell:

    These are certainly not residual threats that would allow for a peaceful transition across Afghanistan, ultimately the threats Afghanistan faces require our sustained attention and forward presence.

  3. Eric Siemers:

    The regulators will have a very difficult job. Do you look at the totality of the data, or require more study, which would be years away.

  4. Vas Narasimhan:

    With respect to pricing in cell and gene therapies, I think what's often lost in the discussion is the remarkable impact of these medicines, these are true breakthroughs that come from a single infusion of a medicine that don't require lifelong therapy.

  5. Maria Neira:

    Those terrible diseases require hygiene and sanitation and we hope that this contribution will add to our argument that access to safe water and sanitation is one of the most important determinants of our health.

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