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re·quire

 (rĭ-kwīr′)
tr.v. re·quired, re·quir·ing, re·quires
1. To have as a requisite or necessity; need or depend on: Do you require assistance? Most plants require plenty of water.
2.
a. To stipulate as obligatory by authority: The law requires full disclosure of charitable donations.
b. To demand as obligatory or appropriate: Skiing requires practice.
3. To impose an obligation on; compel: The school requires all students to study mathematics.

[Middle English requiren, from Old French requerre, from Vulgar Latin *requaerere, alteration (influenced by quaerere, to seek) of Latin requīrere : re-, re- + quaerere, to seek.]

re·quir′a·ble adj.
re·quir′er n.

require

(rɪˈkwaɪə)
vb (mainly tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
1. to have need of; depend upon; want
2. to impose as a necessity; make necessary: this work requires precision.
3. (also intr) to make formal request (for); insist upon or demand, esp as an obligation
4. to call upon or oblige (a person) authoritatively; order or command: to require someone to account for his actions.
[C14: from Old French requerre, from Vulgar Latin requaerere (unattested) to seek after, from Latin requīrere to seek to know, but also influenced by quaerere to seek]
reˈquirable adj
reˈquirer n
Usage: 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

re•quire

(rɪˈkwaɪər)

v. -quired, -quir•ing. v.t.
1. to have need of; need: He requires medical care.
2. to order or enjoin to do something: to require a witness to testify.
3. to ask for authoritatively or imperatively; demand.
4. to make necessary or indispensable: The work required infinite patience.
5. to place under an obligation: The situation requires me to take immediate action.
v.i.
6. to impose an obligation; demand: to do as the law requires.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin requīrere=re- re- + -quīrere, comb. form of quaerere to seek, search for (compare quest)]
syn: See lack.

require

If you require something, you need it or want it.

Is there anything you require?
We cannot guarantee that any particular item will be available when you require it.

Require is a formal word. You do not usually use it in conversation or in less formal writing. Instead, you use need or want.

I won't need that book any more.
All they want is a holiday.

If something is required, it must be obtained so that something else can be done.

Parliamentary approval would be required for any scheme.
An increase in funds may be required.

If you are required to do something, you must do it, for example because of a rule or law.

All the boys were required to study religion.

require


Past participle: required
Gerund: requiring

Imperative
require
require
Present
I require
you require
he/she/it requires
we require
you require
they require
Preterite
I required
you required
he/she/it required
we required
you required
they required
Present Continuous
I am requiring
you are requiring
he/she/it is requiring
we are requiring
you are requiring
they are requiring
Present Perfect
I have required
you have required
he/she/it has required
we have required
you have required
they have required
Past Continuous
I was requiring
you were requiring
he/she/it was requiring
we were requiring
you were requiring
they were requiring
Past Perfect
I had required
you had required
he/she/it had required
we had required
you had required
they had required
Future
I will require
you will require
he/she/it will require
we will require
you will require
they will require
Future Perfect
I will have required
you will have required
he/she/it will have required
we will have required
you will have required
they will have required
Future Continuous
I will be requiring
you will be requiring
he/she/it will be requiring
we will be requiring
you will be requiring
they will be requiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been requiring
you have been requiring
he/she/it has been requiring
we have been requiring
you have been requiring
they have been requiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been requiring
you will have been requiring
he/she/it will have been requiring
we will have been requiring
you will have been requiring
they will have been requiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been requiring
you had been requiring
he/she/it had been requiring
we had been requiring
you had been requiring
they had been requiring
Conditional
I would require
you would require
he/she/it would require
we would require
you would require
they would require
Past Conditional
I would have required
you would have required
he/she/it would have required
we would have required
you would have required
they would have required
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.require - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
exact, claim, take - take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
govern - require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
draw - require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
cost - require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice; "This mistake cost him his job"
cry for, cry out for - need badly or desperately; "This question cries out for an answer"
compel - necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
2.require - consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
demand - request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager"
call - require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"
3.require - make someone do something
order, enjoin, tell, say - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
burden, saddle, charge - impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
requisition - make a formal request for official services
nix, prohibit, proscribe, disallow, forbid, interdict, veto - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
4.require - have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
cry - demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

require

verb
1. need, crave, depend upon, have need of, want, miss, lack, wish, desire, stand in need of A baby requires warmth and physical security.
2. demand, take, involve, call for, entail, necessitate This requires thought, effort, and a certain ruthlessness.
3. order, demand, direct, command, compel, exact, oblige, instruct, call upon, constrain, insist upon The rules require employers to provide safety training.
4. ask, order, bid, command, compel, oblige, instruct, enjoin She was required to take to the stage.
Usage: 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. Useful alternatives are: I need to see the manager and you are required to complete a special form.

require

verb
1. To have as a need or prerequisite:
2. To be without what is needed, required, or essential:
3. To ask for urgently or insistently:
Idiom: cry out for.
4. To oblige to do or not do by force of authority, propriety, or custom:
Translations
يَحْتاجيَحْتَاجُ إلىيَطْلُب، يَتَطَلَّب
požadovatvyžadovatžádatpotřebovat
krævepåbydebehøve
tarvita
zahtijeva
megkövetel
krefjastòurfa
必要とする
필요로 하다
just vajadzību/nepieciešamībupieprasītprasīt
potrebovatizahtevati
kräva
ต้องการ
cần có

require

[rɪˈkwaɪər] vt
(= need) [person] → avoir besoin de; [thing, situation] → requérir
Is there anything you require, sir? → Avez-vous besoin de quelque chose, Monsieur?
if required → s'il le faut
(= demand) [job, course, law] → requérir
The job requires a sound knowledge of classical music → Cet emploi requiert une bonne connaissance de la musique classique.
to require sb to do sth → requérir que qn fasse qch
to require sth of sb → requérir qch de qn
to be required [approval, permission] → être requis(e)
What qualifications are required? → Quelles sont les qualifications requises?
required by law → requis(e) par la loi

require

vt
(= need)brauchen, benötigen; work, actionerfordern; (= desire)wünschen, mögen; I have all I requireich habe alles, was ich brauche; the journey will require 3 hoursman braucht or benötigt 3 Stunden für die Reise; it requires great caredas erfordert große Sorgfalt; it requires repairinges muss repariert werden; what qualifications are required?welche Qualifikationen werden verlangt or sind erforderlich?; to be required to do somethingetw machen or tun müssen; that is not requireddas ist nicht nötig or erforderlich; if you require mewenn Sie mich benötigen; if requiredfalls notwendig or erforderlich; when (it is) requiredauf Wunsch, wenn es gewünscht wird; as and when requirednach Bedarf; dilute as requirednach Bedarf verdünnen
(= order)verlangen; to require somebody to do somethingvon jdm verlangen, dass er etw tut; you are required to report to the boss immediatelySie sollen sich sofort beim Chef melden; to require something of somebodyetw von jdm verlangen; as required by lawden gesetzlichen Bestimmungen gemäß or entsprechend

require

[rɪˈkwaɪəʳ] (frm) vt
a. (subj, YYY, person) → aver bisogno di; (thing, action) → richiedere
it requires careful thought → richiede un attento esame
what qualifications are required? → che requisiti sono richiesti?
if required → se necessario
when required → quando è necessario
b. (demand, order) to require sb to do sth/sth of sbesigere che qn faccia qc/qc da qn
to require that sth be done → esigere che qc sia fatto
passengers are required to show their tickets → i passeggeri devono esibire i biglietti
required by law → prescritto/a dalla legge

require

(rəˈkwaiə) verb
1. to need. Is there anything else you require?
2. to ask, force or order to do something. You are required by law to send your children to school; I will do everything that is required of me.
reˈquirement noun
something that is needed, asked for, ordered etc. It is a legal requirement that all cars have brakes which work; Our firm will be able to supply all your requirements.

require

يَحْتَاجُ إلى vyžadovat kræve benötigen απαιτώ requerir tarvita exiger zahtijeva esigere 必要とする 필요로 하다 vereisen trenge wymagać precisar de требовать kräva ต้องการ gerektirmek cần có 需要

require

v. requerir, solicitar.
References in classic literature ?
It would require an inspired psychologist to deal successfully with them.
I cannot permit you to accuse Uncas of want of judgment or of skill," said Duncan; "he saved my life in the coolest and readiest manner, and he has made a friend who never will require to be reminded of the debt he owes.
I know how much he requires,--how much he used to require,--with his delicate taste, and his love of the beautiful.
Instead of a reprimand for their previous negligence, the case seemed rather to require an eulogium on their praiseworthy caution after the mischief had happened; a grateful recognition of the promptitude of their zeal the moment that there was no longer any remedy.
But if I did, you know, there's a thing I should require now, just without sparing you the least bit more--oh, not a scrap, come
It was not more than a day or two at the furthest after pointing her prow for her island haven, that the Town-Ho's leak seemed again increasing, but only so as to require an hour or more at the pumps every day.
But as this conductor must descend to considerable depth, that its end may avoid all contact with the hull; and as moreover, if kept constantly towing there, it would be liable to many mishaps, besides interfering not a little with some of the rigging, and more or less impeding the vessel's way in the water; because of all this, the lower parts of a ship's lightning-rods are not always overboard; but are generally made in long slender links, so as to be the more readily hauled up into the chains outside, or thrown down into the sea, as occasion may require.
The Lord only gives us our worldly goods that we may do justice and mercy; if our rulers require a price of us for it, we must deliver it up.
We require an infusion of hemlock, spruce or arbor vitae in our tea.
She said that when she told those people I was The Boss, it hit them where they lived: "smote them sore with fear and dread" was her word; and then they were ready to put up with anything she might require.
I objected that this would require too lingering a death; it was a good speech for a consumptive, but not suited to the exigencies of the field of honor.
Maybe you can get him to believe that Jim IS your nigger -- some idiots don't require documents -- leastways I've heard there's such down South here.