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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

Princeton's WordNet4.7 / 3 votes

  1. need, demandnoun

    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, wantnoun

    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, neednoun

    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, pauperizationverb

    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, demandverb

    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, requireverb

    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. needverb

    have or feel a need for

    "always needing friends and money"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. neednoun

    Synonyms:
    necessity, want, exigency, urgency, emergency

  2. neednoun

    Synonyms:
    indigence, poverty, penury, destitution, distress

  3. needverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. neednoun

    Synonyms:
    want, necessity, extremity, strait, exigency, urgency, poverty, penury, privation, indigence

  2. needverb

    Synonyms:
    require, lack, want

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD2.0 / 1 vote

  1. need

    Synonyms:
    See Basic need, Self-actualisation need

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How to use need in a sentence?

  1. Kamala Harris:

    We need this administration to understand that if they care about the opioid crisis in rural America as they say they do, they have also got to care about the drug-addicted young man in Chicago or East LA.

  2. Sandra Sanders/Reuters Minsk-born Sabalenka:

    I need a few more days to realize what happened, i ’m just super happy and proud. There’s so many things in my head. I ’m not on this planet right now. It’s kind of relief, I’ve been in the top 10 but I did n’t have a grand slam trophy yet and it’s been really tough to get it, every slam was super emotional.

  3. Timo Soini:

    We need a 'Grexit', there are no easy solutions, but if Greece continues in the euro, it means more aid packages and the pyramid scheme continues.

  4. Lisa Derderian:

    But we think five or six more party guests who live outside Pasadena May have been infected, because they showed symptoms of the virus, they need to quarantine and eventually be tested.

  5. Juan Portal:

    At this point it seems like things are going well ; there's consensus that there should be an independent court, we need just one body with the power to sanction all aspects of government.


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
  • riachtanasIrish
  • feumScottish Gaelic
  • necesitar, precisar, requirirGalician
  • ज़रूरत होना, ज़रूरत, मुहताज होना, जरुरतHindi
  • szükségHungarian
  • կարիք, կարիք ունենալArmenian
  • necessitate, besoniar, besonioInterlingua
  • bezono, bezonarIdo
  • aver bisogno di, necessità, bisognoItalian
  • צוֹר� ךHebrew
  • 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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