require

  • 1 require — re‧quire [rɪˈkwaɪə ǁ ˈkwaɪr] verb [transitive] formal 1. to officially demand that people do something, because of a law or rule: require somebody to do something • the ruling requiring companies to disclose the value of stock require that …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Require — Re*quire (r? kw?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Required} ( kw?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Requiring}.] [OE. requeren, requiren, OF. requerre, F. requ?rir; L. pref. re re + quaerere to ask; cf. L. requirere. See {Query}, and cf. {Request}, {Requisite}.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 require — [ri kwīr′] vt. required, requiring [ME requiren < base of OFr requerre < VL * requaerere, for L requirere < re , again + quaerere, to ask] 1. to ask or insist upon, as by right or authority; demand [to require obedience] 2. to order;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 require — The construction with a to infinitive, as in I require to know your names, is not idiomatic in BrE but is known in other varieties of English. The type Do you require tea? is chiefly confined to BrE …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 require — [v1] need, want crave, depend upon, desire, feel necessity for, have need, hurting for, lack, miss, stand in need, wish; concepts 20,646 Ant. dislike, have, not want require [v2] ask, demand; necessitate assert oneself, beg, beseech, bid, call… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 require — ► VERB 1) need for a purpose; depend on. 2) wish to have. 3) instruct or expect (someone) to do something. 4) (require of) regard (an action or quality) as due from. 5) specify as compulsory: the minimum required by law. ORIGIN Latin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 require — I (compel) verb assess, call for, cause, coerce, command, constrain, decree, demand, dictate, direct, draft, drive, enact, enforce, enjoin, entail, exact, exigere, force, impose, insist on, issue a command, levy, make, necessitate, obligate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 require — (v.) c.1300, to ask a question, inquire, from O.Fr. requerre, from V.L. *requaerere, from L. requirere seek to know, ask, from re repeatedly + quaerere ask, seek (see QUERY (Cf. query)). The original sense of this word has been taken over by… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 require — 1 exact, claim, *demand Analogous words: *prescribe, assign, define: warrant, *justify 2 *lack, want, need …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 require — verb ADVERB ▪ urgently ▪ Many of the refugees urgently require medical treatment. ▪ reasonably (law, esp. BrE) ▪ generally, normally, typically …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 require — v. 1) (D; tr.) to require from, of (she requires a term paper of each student) 2) (esp. BE) (G) the house requires painting 3) (H) we require all incoming students to take placement examinations 4) (K) this position requires your getting here on… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 require — 01. If you [require] any special diet, please let the kitchen know ahead of time. 02. This airline seat sale [requires] you to book your ticket at least a month in advance. 03. Children with learning disabilities [require] a lot of assistance at… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 require — re|quire W1S1 [rıˈkwaıə US ˈkwaır] v [T not in progressive] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: requerre, from Vulgar Latin requaerere to try to find, need , from Latin requirere, from quaerere to ask ] 1.) to need something ▪ Campbell s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 require — verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 if a problem, or situation requires particular action it makes it necessary: It s a matter that requires very careful handling. | What s required is a complete reorganization of the system. 2 to need… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 require — verb (required; requiring) Etymology: Middle English requeren, from Anglo French requere, from Vulgar Latin *requaerere to seek for, need, require, alteration of Latin requirere, from re + quaerere to seek, ask Date: 14th century transitive verb… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 require — [[t]rɪkwa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ requires, requiring, required 1) VERB If you require something or if something is required, you need it or it is necessary. [FORMAL] [V n] If you require further information, you should consult the registrar... [V n to… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 require */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈkwaɪə(r)] / US [rɪˈkwaɪr] verb [transitive] Word forms require : present tense I/you/we/they require he/she/it requires present participle requiring past tense required past participle required 1) to need someone or something Working with… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 require — [c]/rəˈkwaɪə / (say ruh kwuyuh) verb (required, requiring) –verb (t) 1. to have need of; need: he requires medical care. 2. to call on authoritatively, order, or enjoin (a person, etc.) to do something: to require an agent to account for money… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 require — requirable, adj. requirer, n. /ri kwuyeur /, v., required, requiring. v.t. 1. to have need of; need: He requires medical care. 2. to call on authoritatively; order or enjoin to do something: to require an agent to account for money spent. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 20 require — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To need] Syn. want, lack, feel the necessity for, have need for; see need . 2. [To insist upon] Syn. demand, oblige, necessitate, obligate, claim, exact, requisition, command, order, dictate, challenge, expect, compel,… …

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