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  1. required

    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, needed, needful, 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, needed

    Antonyms:
    unnecessary, unneeded, optional

  2. compulsory, mandatory, requiredadjective

    required by rule

    "in most schools physical education is compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"

    Synonyms:
    compulsory, requisite, needful, mandatory, needed

    Antonyms:
    optional, unneeded, unnecessary

Editors Contribution

  1. callled to

    Submitted by anonymous on July 5, 2020  
  2. table stakes

    fundamental to, can't do without

    pricing strategy is required for new products

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

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How to use required in a sentence?

  1. Paris Lewbel:

    We really couldn’t in good faith say this event could go on without the required law enforcement number being there at the event to provide security, we can’t force them or require them to work a special event or any overtime event for that matter – it’s really on a voluntary basis.

  2. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly:

    You can't pick and choose the laws that you obey, and I can't pick and choose the laws that we're by law required to enforce. ... We had a court order to remove her and we did.

  3. Chetan Dube:

    If Amelia is to become the most faithful service agent, she also needs to be able to respond to man’s need to communicate with somebody who can understand emotions—not just a robotic ‘Press 1 for this’ and ‘Press 7 for that,’ amelia’s emotional quotient is modeled in a three-dimensional space: pleasure, arousal, dominance—the PAD modeling system. We are in trials with a telco company, and there is a certain demeanor that Amelia is required to have if your contract is coming up for renewal. Her emotional reaction to you is supposed to be very different based on where you are in the contract or your level of angst with the service.

  4. Frank Vogel:

    Anytime you have three great players like this, there is an element of sacrifice required, and we’ve all talked about that and are all-in on that, but these three guys can do it all. They’re all make-the-right-play players. It's not just about scoring or being a one-dimensional player. They can all do it all. I’m most excited about seeing what the three of them on the court at the same time looks like.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    Love is the lubricant required in life.... everyone can do without it, but life seems smoother at times with it.


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