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Synonyms for require
rɪˈkwaɪərre·quire

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. require

    Synonyms:
    demand, claim, exact, insist upon

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. 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:
    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, expectverb

    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, requireverb

    make someone do something

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

  4. want, need, requireverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. requireverb

    Synonyms:
    demand, claim, exact, insist upon

  2. requireverb

    Synonyms:
    need, want, call for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. requireverb

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

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How to use require in a sentence?

  1. David Anderegg:

    This does require some acting on our part and I think acting is fine, because talking to 12-year-olds and saying, 'Oh my God, I'm really freaked out' ... is not appropriate, because kids can't do anything to keep themselves safe and all they can do is feel unsafe.

  2. Jahja Setiaatmadja:

    It's not yet clear that banks will get a share of this, this tax amnesty does not require funds to be repatriated, it's just that it gives an incentive ... and the money may have to go to government bonds.

  3. Mary Gay Scanlon:

    Not only isn't the federal government helping streamline the supply chain and helping to get supplies into the supply chain, it's now disrupting it, these are unusual times and require extraordinary measures. People working very, very hard at local level -- we're running into roadblocks because we don't have interstate coordination.

  4. Henry Ford, 1934:

    I foresee the time when industry shall no longer denude the forests which require generations to mature, nor use up the mines which were ages in the making, but shall draw its materials largely from the annual produce of the fields.

  5. David Samadi:

    I believe the main reason for numerous hospitals having far lower hospitalized patient counts with the virus was due to the fact the majority of people who contracted the infection, did not require hospitalization, either they were asymptomatic, or their symptoms were not life-threatening and could be carefully managed quarantined at home.


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