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  1. needed

    That is necessary which must exist, occur, or be true; which in the nature of things can not be otherwise. That which is essential belongs to the essence of a thing, so that the thing can not exist in its completeness without it; that which is indispensable may be only an adjunct, but it is one that can not be spared; vigorous health is essential to an arctic explorer; warm clothing is indispensable. That which is requisite (or required) is so in the judgment of the person requiring it, but may not be so absolutely; thus, the requisite is more a matter of personal feeling than the indispensable. Inevitable (Latin in, not, and evito, shun) is primarily the exact equivalent of the Saxon unavoidable; both words are applied to things which some at least would escape or prevent, while that which is necessary may meet with no objection; food is necessary, death is inevitable; a necessary conclusion satisfies a thinker; an inevitable conclusion silences opposition. An infallible proof is one that necessarily leads the mind to a sound conclusion. Needed and needful are more concrete than necessary, and respect an end to be attained; we speak of a necessary inference; necessary food is what one can not live without, while needful food is that without which he can not enjoy comfort, health, and strength.

    Synonyms:
    essential, indispensable, inevitable, infallible, necessary, needful, required, requisite, unavoidable, undeniable

    Antonyms:
    casual, contingent, needless, non-essential, optional, unnecessary, useless, worthless

    Preposition:
    Necessary to a sequence or a total; for or to a result or a person; unity is necessary to (to constitute) completeness; decision is necessary for command, or for a commander.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. needed, needful, required, requisiteadjective

    necessary for relief or supply

    "provided them with all things needful"

    Synonyms:
    mandatory, requisite, needful, compulsory, required

    Antonyms:
    unneeded, unnecessary

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How to use needed in a sentence?

  1. Danielle Foltz:

    How do you find the words to describe the most horrific event in your life, your personal valley of the shadow of death ? because that is exactly the feeling that clamps your heart when you are at a place where the medication needed to rescue your child is out of reach.

  2. Roger Federer:

    I just needed some treatment on my upper -- what is it -- back, neck, just needed to try to loosen it up, crack it and see if it was going to be better.Read More.

  3. Chris Williamson:

    Survey results indicate that policy initiatives currently announced have yet to have a meaningful impact on business or consumer confidence in the region, and that more aggressive measures are likely to be needed, and quickly implemented, if another recession is to be averted.

  4. Janet Murguía:

    The numbers we already knew about are unacceptable ; these new numbers are unconscionable, this data demands immediate consideration by those in Congress who are working on much-needed law enforcement reform legislation to ensure that their solutions truly reflect the scope of the problem.

  5. Chrissy Macholl:

    They trained him for fire because they needed more people.


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