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.
v have need of
v require as useful, just, or proper
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claim, exact, take
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
require a specified depth for floating
require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
cry for, cry out for
need badly or desperately
necessitate or exact
v consider obligatory; request and expect
v make someone do something
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burden, charge, saddle
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
make a formal request for official services
disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto
burden with too much work or responsibility
exert a force or cause a strain upon
deluge, flood out, overwhelm
charge someone with too many tasks
prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
bar, debar, exclude
prevent from entering; keep out
issue an injunction
criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw
declare illegal; outlaw