HyperDic: require

English > 4 senses of the word require:
VERBstativerequire, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, take, involve, call for, demandrequire as useful, just, or proper
communicationrequire, ask, expectconsider obligatory
communicationrequire, commandmake someone do something
consumptionrequire, want, needhave need of
require > pronunciation
Soundsrihkway'er; riykway'r; riy.kway'er
Rhymesacquire ... wire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
admire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > require: 4 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningrequire as useful, just, or proper.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; It ----s that CLAUSE; Something ----s something
Example "success usually requires hard work"
Synonymsnecessitate, ask, postulate, need, take, involve, call for, demand
Narrowerclaim, take, exactTake as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
compelNecessitate or exact
costrequire to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
cry out for, cry forNeed badly or desperately
drawrequire a specified depth for floating
governrequire to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
Oppositeobviate, rid of, eliminateDo away with
Similar toclaim, take, exactTake as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Catalannecessitar, requerir
Spanishnecesitar, precisar, requerir
Nounsrequirementrequired activity
English > require: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningConsider obligatory; request and expect.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey require him to write the letter
Example"We require our secretary to be on time"
Synonymsask, expect
Narrowercallrequire the presentation of for redemption before maturation
Broaderdemandrequest urgently and forcefully
Catalandemanar
Spanishpedir
Nounsrequirementrequired activity
English > require: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningmake someone do something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey require him to write the letter
Synonymcommand
Narrowercharge, saddle, burdenimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixcommand against
requisitionmake a formal request for official services
Broaderorder, tell, enjoin, sayGive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
Spanishmandar, ordenar
Nounsrequisitionthe act of requiring
English > require: 4 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningHave need of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey require more bread; They require him to write the letter
Synonymswant, need
Narrowercrydemand immediate action
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Catalanmenester, necessitar, requerir, voler
Spanishnecesitar, precisar, querer, requerir
Nounsrequirementanything indispensable / indispensable
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