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re·quire

require

 
 
pronunciation:
rih kwaIr
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: requires, requiring, required
definition 1: to need.
Humans require air to live.
synonyms:
need
similar words:
desire, lack, take
definition 2: to make (something) necessary for someone.
The school requires physical examinations for all the children.
synonyms:
demand
similar words:
command, direct, instruct, order, urge
definition 3: to make (someone) do something because of a rule or law.
The law requires drivers to have insurance.
similar words:
demand
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derivations: requirable (adj.), required (adj.), requirer (n.)
Word Builder: require +
  • required:
    ordered or demanded; being a requirement.
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