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Synonyms for require
rɪˈkwaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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:
    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, need, 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

  2. ask, require, expect(verb)

    consider obligatory; request and expect

    "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"

    Synonyms:
    await, call for, demand, enquire, inquire, need, look, involve, wait, want, have a bun in the oven, necessitate, postulate, anticipate, gestate, take, carry, ask, command, expect, bear

  3. command, require(verb)

    make someone do something

    Synonyms:
    need, command, expect, take, involve, ask, overlook, dominate, call for, postulate, overtop, control, necessitate, want, demand

  4. want, need, require(verb)

    have need of

    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. require

    One asks what he feels that he may fairly claim and reasonably expect; "if a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father," Luke xi, 11; he begs for that to which he advances no claim but pity. Demand is a determined and often an arrogant word; one may rightfully demand what is his own or his due, when it is withheld or denied; or he may wrongfully demand that to which he has no claim but power. Require is less arrogant and obtrusive than demand, but is exceedingly strenuous; as, the court requires the attendance of witnesses. Entreat implies a special earnestness of asking, and beseech, a still added and more humble intensity; beseech was formerly often used as a polite intensive for beg or pray; as, I beseech you to tell me. To implore is to ask with weeping and lamentation; to supplicate is to ask, as it were, on bended knees. Crave and request are somewhat formal terms; crave has almost disappeared from conversation; request would seem distant between parent and child. Pray is now used chiefly of address to the Supreme Being; petition is used of written request to persons in authority; as, to petition the legislature to pass an act, or the governor to pardon an offender.

    Synonyms:
    ask, beg, beseech, crave, demand, entreat, implore, petition, pray, request, solicit, supplicate

    Antonyms:
    claim, command, deny, enforce, exact, extort, insist, refuse, reject

    Preposition:
    Ask a person for a thing; ask a thing of or from a person; ask after or about one's health, welfare, friends, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. require

    Synonyms:
    demand, claim, exact, insist upon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. require(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    demand, claim, exact, insist upon

  2. require(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    need, want, call for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. require(v)

    Synonyms:
    demand, claim, exact, need, want, necessitate, enjoin

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How to use require in a sentence?

  1. Albert Coombs Barnes:

    It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A lion or a tiger does not need bodyguards; only the weak and the coward need warriors to protect him! A king needs an army and soldiers, because he is weak and powerless. Wherever you see someone protected; there, you will see either the weak or the coward! Strong fist does not require defenders! Shining sword is not in need of protection!

  3. Chris Wolfe:

    Today's an emblematic day, showing the uneven effect of tariffs on the market, caterpillar, Boeing and other big companies that require a large global sales base are suffering.

  4. Marlene McHugh:

    Will I require a feeding tube, oxygen, dialysis? appoint someone to be your voice, to make decisions on your behalf.

  5. New Zealand government:

    (The bill) enables all retailers to display products in-store, in contrast to requirements that require tobacco products to be out of the public's sight.


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