verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR need
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Idioms for need
Origin of need
synonym study for need
OTHER WORDS FROM needneeder, nounun·need·ed, adjectivewell-needed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for need
Equity would mean we drive more vaccine doses to the countries most in need.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.|Sigal Samuel|November 20, 2020|Vox
The development of a vaccine—particularly at the scale of supporting the needs of the entire population—takes time.We can’t rely on just one company to distribute COVID vaccines|jakemeth|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Eric Schoenstein, a managing director and portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management, likes Stryker, a top producer of orthopedic implants, joint replacements, and other technology that caters to the needs of an aging population.
Covington, who is under contract for the next two seasons, cleanly fills that need.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Electrocoagulation could add 25 to 60 million gallons a day of cleaner water to the region’s needs, he estimated.Two Companies See a Golden Opportunity in the Tijuana River’s Brown Waters|MacKenzie Elmer|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
Those wishing—or needing—to give it up will be forced to do so on their own, without the support of formal medical care.
Many of the reasons these women claim for not needing feminism are embarrassingly bad.You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.|Emily Shire|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If it had happened an hour earlier…” Patterson began to say then stopped, not needing to voice the implication.My Building Exploded. I Survived: Harlem Miracle Man Tells His Story|Michael Daly|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He did mention the possibility of needing a kidney one day, which I guess is something.Should You Divorce Your Family After the Holidays?|Keli Goff|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He came to be one not needing anything to be that one but complete remembering that he had arranged that thing.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein|Gertrude Stein
During the week he spent in the region, needing the services of a likely boy, he came to know and like Silas.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar
I haven't been able to save any money, and my mother is an invalid, needing much care.Joe Strong, the Boy Fish|Vance Barnum
And was it not possible, yea, even likely that his aunt might be needing a bonnet right away.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
She was still in her room, however, needing rest, and sent down word that she would rather be alone until the evening.The Tremendous Event|Maurice Leblanc
British Dictionary definitions for need
Word Origin for need
Idioms and Phrases with need
In addition to the idiom beginning with need
- needle in a haystack
- needless to say
- need like a hole in the head
- cry for (crying need for).