[ rek-wuh-zit ]
See synonyms for: requisiterequisites on

  1. required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable: the requisite skills of an engineer.

  1. something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc.

Origin of requisite

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English from Latin requīsītus, past participle of requīrere “to seek”; see require, -ite2

synonym study For requisite

1. See necessary. 2. See requirement.

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Opposites for requisite

Other words from requisite

  • req·ui·site·ly, adverb
  • req·ui·site·ness, noun
  • non·req·ui·site, adjective, noun
  • non·req·ui·site·ly, adverb
  • non·req·ui·site·ness, noun
  • un·req·ui·site, adjective
  • un·req·ui·site·ly, adverb
  • un·req·ui·site·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use requisite in a sentence

  • Tess sat up getting on with some little requisites, lest the few remaining days should not afford sufficient time.

British Dictionary definitions for requisite


/ (ˈrɛkwɪzɪt) /

  1. absolutely essential; indispensable

  1. something indispensable; necessity

Origin of requisite

C15: from Latin requisītus sought after, from requīrere to seek for, require

Derived forms of requisite

  • requisitely, adverb
  • requisiteness, noun

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