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 require require

verb

  • () require as useful, just, or proper  ( ask, postulate, involve, necessitate, call for, take, demand, need, require )
    require as useful, just, or proper
     It takes nerve to do what she did
    It takes nerve to do what she did
     success usually requires hard work
    success usually requires hard work
     This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    This job asks a lot of patience and skill
     This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
     This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
     This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
    This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • () make someone do something  ( command, require )
    make someone do something
  • () consider obligatory; request and expect  ( ask, require, expect )
    consider obligatory; request and expect
     We require our secretary to be on time
    We require our secretary to be on time
     Aren't we asking too much of these children?
    Aren't we asking too much of these children?
     I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons
    I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons
  • () have need of  ( require, want, need )
    have need of
     This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
    This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner