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Synonyms for require
rɪˈkwaɪərre·quire

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. requireverb

    Synonyms:
    demand, claim, exact, insist upon

  2. requireverb

    Synonyms:
    need, want, call for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. requireverb

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

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How to use require in a sentence?

  1. Leonardo Pereira:

    When a mother who refused the flu vaccine delivers, her newborn baby is more likely to contract influenza and more likely to require hospitalization compared to babies born to mothers who were vaccinated during pregnancy.

  2. Meredith Cross:

    I do not think it is a good idea to require companies to provide an encyclopedia of data and make people wade their way through it. That doesn't strike me as a reasonable approach.

  3. David Fleming:

    Large-scale problems do not require large-scale solutions; they require small-scale solutions within a large-scale framework.

  4. John Kirby:

    Thus far, and going forward, it does require constant coordination and deconfliction with the Taliban, what we’ve seen is, this deconfliction has worked well in terms of allowing access and flow as well as reducing the overall size of the crowds just outside the airport.

  5. Eduardo Maia:

    Under Brazilian law, Montalvão's order was perfectly legal, whatsApp and Facebook weren't providing or storing information that our Internet laws require them to keep, and for them to criticize the judge for that is rather arrogant.


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