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require

re·quire

require

 
 
pronunciation:
rih kwaIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: required, requires, requiring
definition: to make something necessary. When someone requires you to do something, you must do it.
The law requires drivers to have insurance.The school requires physical examinations for all the children.
synonyms:
demand
similar words:
command, direct, instruct, order, urge
derivations: requirable (adj.), required (adj.), requirer (n.)
Word Builder: require +
  • required:
    ordered or demanded; being a requirement.
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