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"
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"
make someone do something
want, need, require(verb)
have need of
"This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
To ask (someone) for something; to request.
To demand, to insist upon (having); to call for authoritatively.
Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary.
To demand of (someone) to do something.
Origin: From requerre (French: requérir), from *, from requiro.
to demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property
to demand or exact as indispensable; to need
to ask as a favor; to request
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1484
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Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2772
Rank popularity for the word 'require' in Verbs Frequency: #76
The numerical value of require in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of require in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- патрабава́ць, запатрабава́цьBelarusian
- požadovat, vyžadovat, žádatCzech
- benötigen, erfordern, brauchenGerman
- necesitar, requerirSpanish
- vaatia, edellyttääFinnish
- besoin, exiger, demander, prierFrench
- की आवHindi
- [[անհրաժեշտ]] [[լինել]], պահանջել, [[կարիք]] [[ունենալ]]Armenian
- 要る, 要求, 必要Japanese
- потребовать, нуждаться, требоватьRussian
- gereksinmek, gerektirmekTurkish
- yêu cầuVietnamese
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