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. Joseph Hayes:

    Schools could integrate light activity into their pupils' days, such as with standing or active lessons, it doesn't require much effort and it's easy to fit into the daily routines of most young people.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    I think most departments around the country are moving toward body cameras, i think the states if they want to require it, (I’d be) more than happy to do so. We've got a lot of police grants that we already have on the books that can be used for this.

  3. Michael Dudas:

    That makes it a lot more difficult to get the confidence level from the board and investors to take big swings, i do think the industry will be a lot more collaborative as we move forward, because investors want risk-adjusted returns that require some thought and some rigor.

  4. Jasmine Opperman:

    In the battlefield of the immediate future, urban warfare will require more specialized skills such as the use of snipers.

  5. Herodotus:

    Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are prepared to use it; when they do not require it they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would be unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiotcy, or be struck with paralysis.

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