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v. -quired, -quir•ing. v.t.
If you require something, you need it or want 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.
If something is required, it must be obtained so that something else can be done.
If you are required to do something, you must do it, for example because of a rule or law.
Past participle: required
|Verb||1.||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"
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
|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"
Is there anything you require, sir? → Avez-vous besoin de quelque chose, Monsieur?
if required → s'il le faut
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[rɪˈkwaɪəʳ] (frm) vt
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