verb (used with object), re·quired, re·quir·ing.
verb (used without object), re·quired, re·quir·ing.
Origin of require
Examples from the Web for require
That makes New York the ninth state to require such coverage.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bohac said the bill does not require anyone to say “Merry Christmas” if they are not up for it.
Another step is to require a lawyer or advocate present during questioning of people with ID.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You might think that the reason Medicaid does not require coverage of HCBS is because institutional care is cheaper.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As of July 2014, only 22 states and the District of Columbia require sex education to be taught in public schools.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains|Aurora Snow|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All his proceedings certainly seem to require an opposite construction, and to contemplate his own leadership.'
Unfortunately, corn-meal does not lend itself to the preparation of a dry bread having sufficient consistency to require chewing.Health on the Farm|H. F. Harris
You require, not only a certain amount of sleep, but to take that sleep before the body and mind are at all overtaxed.Advice to Singers|Frederick James Crowest
Thank you, Marton; should I require your assistance I will write.The Pagan's Cup|Fergus Hume
They may be shifted on as the growth of the several plants may require.
British Dictionary definitions for require
verb (mainly tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
Word Origin for require
Word Origin and History for require
late 14c., "to ask a question, inquire," from Old French requerre "seek, procure; beg, ask, petition; demand," from Vulgar Latin *requaerere, from Latin requirere "seek to know, ask," from re-, here perhaps meaning "repeatedly" (see re-), + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)).
The original sense of this word has been taken over by request (v.). Sense of "demand (someone) to do (something)" is from 1751, via the notion of "to ask for imperatively, or as a right" (late 14c.). Related: Required; requiring.