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. Ron Klain:

    It's challenges like this that require you to have experienced, competent people in the government, and... a President willing to listen.

  2. Steve Daines:

    Listen, we were told we are at the one-yard line last night to get this done, all Ive got to say is, The Senate may think The Senate at the one-yard line right now, but Montanans are getting sacked. In fact, our unemployment claims in Montana since march 17th, we just looked it up 15 minutes ago, 14,350 Montanans have filed for unemployment in the last week. Monday had been marked with furious debate on the The Senate floor, as Republicans accused White House Democrats of proposing an alternative stimulus bill that was full of unnecessary progressive wishlist items. The Senate Democrats in the meantime repeatedly blocked the Republican stimulus bill, which would require 60 votes to survive. WATCH Steve Daines FULLSPEECH ON THE SENATE FLOOR The bill offered by White House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., included measures to restrict airlines carbon emissions, protect illegal immigrants, provide for same-day voter registration, pay off billions in student loan debt, encourage federal agencies to employ.

  3. Terry Myerson:

    Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support, windows 7 was designed nearly 10 years ago.

  4. Glenn Gass:

    I don't hate all holidays. Just the ones that make me depressed, require me to spend time with family members that just come around for the food, and the ones that require me to get up early and go to church. Arbor Day! can't wait

  5. Yuri Zaitsev:

    It is all about natural resources, it is not the high-technology sector, unfortunately, it is not the financial sector ... because these sectors require extra funding, extra investments.

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