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, 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.

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

  2. requireverb

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

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

  3. requireverb

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

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

  4. requireverb

    To demand of (someone) to do something.

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

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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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. John Fleming:

    For years the IRS has abused its power to target people based on their political views. Commissioner John Koskinen not only did nothing about it, but continued the trend of deception by deliberately keeping Congress and the American people in the dark, to date no one has been held accountable and no one will unless we move forward with a resolution to require a vote on his impeachment.

  2. Rosa DeLauro:

    Workplaces need to respond to the reality of family life in the 21st century, and allowing employees to have seven sick days a year is a bare minimum, the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of countries that does not require paid family or sick leave is nothing short of shameful.

  3. 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.

  4. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo:

    The cleanup of this land will require change on the part of all those who deal with the Niger Delta environment - particularly the oil companies and our communities.

  5. Jagat Narula:

    The image quality may not be great, but the image quality is there, it can communicate the message that I'm trying to see, and if I'm going to do a point of care ultrasound on the bedside of a patient, it would give me almost everything that I require.

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