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Princeton's WordNet

  1. need, demand(noun)

    a condition requiring relief

    "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"

    Synonyms:
    indigence, pauperism, demand, pauperization, requirement, motive, motivation, want, penury

  2. need, want(noun)

    anything that is necessary but lacking

    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"

    Synonyms:
    indigence, pauperism, deprivation, demand, pauperization, wish, wishing, privation, deficiency, motive, motivation, lack, neediness, want, penury

  3. motivation, motive, need(noun)

    the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

    "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

    Synonyms:
    indigence, motivating, demand, pauperization, want, motive, motivation, pauperism, motif, penury

  4. indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperization(verb)

    a state of extreme poverty or destitution

    "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

    Synonyms:
    motive, pauperism, demand, impoverishment, pauperization, indigence, motivation, pauperisation, want, penury

  5. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, pick up, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, inquire, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, necessitate, bespeak, invite, imply, consume, drive, hire, posit, consider, rent, pick out, collect, quest, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, gather up, lease, take aim, want, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, regard, enquire, request, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, affect, expect, bring, command, submit, convey, shoot, aim, direct, contend, charter, get, contain, take in, subscribe, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct

  6. want, need, require(verb)

    have need of

    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

    Synonyms:
    take, require, expect, demand, involve, ask, desire, command, postulate, call for, necessitate, want

  7. need(verb)

    have or feel a need for

    "always needing friends and money"

    Synonyms:
    take, involve, require, demand, ask, postulate, call for, necessitate, want

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. need

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, requirement, requisite, sine qua non, unavoidableness, urgency, want

    Antonyms:
    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    Preposition:
    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. need(n.)

    Synonyms:
    necessity, want, exigency, urgency, emergency

  2. need(n.)

    Synonyms:
    indigence, poverty, penury, destitution, distress

  3. need(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    want, require, lack, be in want of, stand in want of

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. need

    Synonyms:
    See Basic need, Self-actualisation need

How to say need in sign language?

  1. need

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Translations for need

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  • يحتاج, ضرورة, حاجة, احتاجArabic
  • necessitar, haver de, caldre, requerir, necessitatCatalan, Valencian
  • potřeba, potřebovatCzech
  • behov, behøveDanish
  • brauchen, Notwendigkeit, benötigen, Bedürfnis, BedarfGerman
  • χρειάζομαιGreek
  • bezoni, bezonoEsperanto
  • necesidades, necesidad, necesitarSpanish
  • احتیاج داشتن, نیاز داشتن, نیازPersian
  • tarve, tarvita, täytyäFinnish
  • nécessité, [[être]] [[obligé]] de, besoin, avoir besoin deFrench
  • feumScottish Gaelic
  • necesitar, precisar, requirirGalician
  • ज़रूरत होना, ज़रूरत, मुहताज होनाHindi
  • szükségHungarian
  • կարիք, կարիք ունենալArmenian
  • necessitate, besoniar, besonioInterlingua
  • bezono, bezonarIdo
  • aver bisogno di, necessità, bisognoItalian
  • してはいけない, 要る, 必要Japanese
  • ត្រូវការKhmer
  • 필요, 요하다Korean
  • egeo, desidero, necessitas, debeo, requiro, obligor, necessitudoLatin
  • ຕ້ອງການLao
  • vajadzība, vajadzētLatvian
  • потреба, мора, зорт, треба, нуждаMacedonian
  • għand bżonnMaltese
  • behoeven, vereisen, moeten hebben, behoefte, moeten, benodigen, nodig hebbenDutch
  • trengeNorwegian
  • besonhOccitan
  • potrzeba, potrzebowaćPolish
  • necessidade, precisar, necessitarPortuguese
  • basegn, avair basegn daRomansh
  • trebui, nevoie, necesitate, cerințăRomanian
  • требоваться, нуждаться, необходимость, нужда, потребность, быть нужнымRussian
  • trebatiSerbo-Croatian
  • potrebovati, rabitiSlovene
  • nödgas, behöva, måste, behovSwedish
  • అవసరముTelugu
  • ต้องการThai
  • pangangailanganTagalog
  • gereklilik, ihtiyaç duymak, ihtiyaç, gerekmek, gereksinim duymak, ihtiyacı olmak, -malı, gereksinim, lazım olmak, gereksinmek, -meli, eksik, zorunda olmak, gereksinimi olmakTurkish
  • нужда, необхідність, потребаUkrainian
  • ضرورتUrdu
  • cần, muốnVietnamese

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