verb (used with object), re·quired, re·quir·ing.
verb (used without object), re·quired, re·quir·ing.
- request stop,
- requiem shark,
- requiescat in pace,
Origin of require
Examples from the Web for required
It also required that ads print a disclaimer if they digitally altered the models.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The rules change would have required all candidates to do the same.
In 2007, President Bush signed a law that required all Head Start grantees to be evaluated using an evidence-based system.
My choice is that it should be required reading by those who run the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Champagnes are only required to be stored for 15 months before being shipped.
It was no easy matter to do this, for the friars were so heavy that it required three stout men to each to set them on their legs.Charley Laurel|W. H. G. Kingston
I learn that in Pennsylvania the applicant's signature is not required by the Pardon Board.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Copyright proprietors should not be required to disclose it otherwise, satisfying the curiosity of business rivals and others.
They had no idea, however, that any such sacrifice was required of them.Supernatural Religion, Vol. III. (of III)|Walter Richard Cassels
The chimneys may be made with such low fitting between the cap and the body that no interior swinging flaps are required.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber|Sidney Morgan
verb (mainly tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
Word Origin for require
c.1600, past participle adjective from require (v.). Required reading attested from 1881.
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.