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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How to say require in sign language?

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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. Chief Executive Michel Lies:

    In my opinion, long-term investments in infrastructure should require less equity backing than, for example, investments in corporate bonds. Today this is not the case.

  2. Italian Prosecutor Giovanni Salvi:

    Merchant ships don't have adequate preparation for rescues at sea, and that can result in a recue that isn't sufficient, the fact is, rescues at sea are difficult and require professionalism.

  3. Matias Cortes:

    These high-paying jobs require a lot of creativity and problem-solving, thats going to be difficult for new technologies to replace.

  4. Shinzo Abe:

    Working with patience and perseverance to achieve these systems will be vital, and will require that we promote throughout the world the path to true peace revealed by the pacifism of the Japanese constitution.

  5. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

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