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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. Colin Khoury:

    Sustainable and healthy diets will require a move towards a mostly plant-based diet.

  2. Carl DeMaio:

    Instead of acting to address this developing crisis, California state lawmakers are just days away from passing legislation to ban the best rodent-control tools and methods available and would require use of less effective, so-called `green alternatives, its madness.

  3. Brie Larson:

    Well, I think that in any industry we’re all responsible for one another because we’re all human beings, so, it’s going to require all of us working together on all of these issues that we’re all having this giant dialogue about in order for us to reach true equality.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    To love all or to live for others is never onerous i.e. it doesn't require a great deal of effort. Yes! what it takes is just to swallow up your own pride, interest, comfort or right and as well to realize that life is not meant to be all about you. In other words, you should take into consideration someone else's or other people's needs, interest, well-being and welfare.

  5. Joshua Landis:

    It's going to require a dialogue that goes on for years and generations, as we've found in the United States, there can't just be a civil rights movement of a few years and it goes away. This is an ongoing problem and it's very deep-seated. It's socially ingrained.


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