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require

[ ri-kwahyuhr ]
/ r瑟藞kwa瑟r /
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verb (used with object), re路quired, re路quir路ing.
verb (used without object), re路quired, re路quir路ing.
to demand; impose obligation: to do as the law requires.
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Origin of require

1300鈥50; Middle English requiren<Latin requ墨rere, equivalent to re-re- + -qu墨rere, combining form of quaerere to seek, search for (cf. quest)

synonym study for require

3. See demand.

OTHER WORDS FROM require

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What are other ways to say聽require?

To require something is to have a need for it or to ask for it authoritatively. How does require compare to synonyms want, need, and lack? Find out on Thesaurus.com.聽

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British Dictionary definitions for require

require
/ (r瑟藞kwa瑟蓹) /

verb (mainly tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
to have need of; depend upon; want
to impose as a necessity; make necessarythis work requires precision
(also intr) to make formal request (for); insist upon or demand, esp as an obligation
to call upon or oblige (a person) authoritatively; order or commandto require someone to account for his actions

Derived forms of require

requirable, adjectiverequirer, noun

Word Origin for require

C14: from Old French requerre, from Vulgar Latin requaerere (unattested) to seek after, from Latin requ墨rere to seek to know, but also influenced by quaerere to seek

usage for require

The use of require to as in I require to see the manager or you require to complete a special form is thought by many people to be incorrect: I need to see the manager; you are required to complete a special form
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