What does require mean?

Definitions for require
rɪˈkwaɪərre·quire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demandverb

    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, expectverb

    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, requireverb

    make someone do something

  4. want, need, requireverb

    have need of

    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

Wiktionary

  1. requireverb

    To ask (someone) for something; to request.

  2. requireverb

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

  3. requireverb

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

  4. requireverb

    To demand of (someone) to do something.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REQUIREverb

    Etymology: requiro, Lat. requerir, Fr.

    Ye me require
    A thing without the compass of my wit;
    For both the lineage and the certain sire,
    From which I sprung, are from me hidden yet. Edmund Spenser.

    We do require them of you, so to use them,
    As we shall find their merits. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    This, the very law of nature teacheth us to do, and this the law of God requireth also at our hands. Henry Spelman.

    This imply’d
    Subjection, but requir’d with gentle sway. John Milton.

    Oft our alliance other lands desir’d,
    And what we seek of you, of us requir’d. Dryden.

    God, when he gave the world in common to all mankind, commanded men also to labour, and the penury of his condition required it. John Locke.

    The king’s business required haste. 1 Sam. xxi. 8.

    High from the ground the branches would require
    Thy utmost reach. John Milton.

    But why, alas! do mortal men complain;
    God gives us what he knows our wants require,
    And better things than those which we desire. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Requireverb

    to demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property

  2. Requireverb

    to demand or exact as indispensable; to need

  3. Requireverb

    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  

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  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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Societal mores, religious beliefs and more importantly, traditions and habits impede the diffusion of innovations; alterations of behavioral patterns and practices require change, many adamantly oppose.

  2. Meredith Cross:

    I do not think it is a good idea to require companies to provide an encyclopedia of data and make people wade their way through it. That doesn't strike me as a reasonable approach.

  3. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Cryptology is a game of decoding. But it doesn't require high intellect to unravel what the less educated have encoded.

  4. Guido Schluep:

    But mass production relying on cheap work that doesn't require special training doesn't have a future here, it's the unskilled jobs I am worried about.

  5. Asim Rahman:

    We cannot accept the Board's decision to deny shareholders any opportunity to vote on it ... Technically the transaction does not require shareholder approval, but an endorsement by shareholders would provide an opportunity to repair market trust in the investment case.

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