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require

re·quire

require

 
 
pronunciation:
rih kwaIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: required, requires, requiring
definition 1: to need.
Babies require a lot of attention.
synonyms:
call for, demand, need, want
similar words:
claim, desire, lack, return, take
definition 2: to order or demand.
The hotel requires that its guests check out before noon.
synonyms:
call for, demand, exact
similar words:
bid, claim, command, compel, direct, insist on, instruct, order, urge
derivations: requirable (adj.), required (adj.), requirer (n.)
Word Builder: require +
  • required:
    ordered or demanded; being a requirement.
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