require

Require means to need. You require food, water, and shelter to live, but do you really require that new pair of high fashion shoes?

The verb require comes from Latin root words re, meaning repeatedly, and quaerere meaning to ask. The word lost the sense of asking and came to mean needing, demanding or insisting upon something. The law requires that you attend school until you're sixteen; your parents probably require you to finish high school. If you're a waiter in a fancy restaurant and the food has been served, as if your customers require anything else.

DEFINITIONS OF: require

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v have need of

Synonyms:
need, want
Types:
cry
demand immediate action
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v require as useful, just, or proper

“success usually requires hard work”
Synonyms:
ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, take
claim, exact, take
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Antonyms:
eliminate, obviate, rid of
do away with
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claim, exact, take
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
govern
require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
draw
require a specified depth for floating
cost
require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
cry for, cry out for
need badly or desperately
compel
necessitate or exact

v consider obligatory; request and expect

“We require our secretary to be on time”
Synonyms:
ask, expect
Types:
call
require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
Type of:
demand
request urgently and forcefully

v make someone do something

Synonyms:
command
Types:
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burden, charge, saddle
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
requisition
make a formal request for official services
disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto
command against
overburden
burden with too much work or responsibility
bear down
exert a force or cause a strain upon
deluge, flood out, overwhelm
charge someone with too many tasks
adjure
command solemnly
ban
prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
bar, debar, exclude
prevent from entering; keep out
enjoin
issue an injunction
criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw
declare illegal; outlaw
Type of:
enjoin, order, say, tell
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
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