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Princeton's WordNet

  1. needed, needful, required, requisite(adj)

    necessary for relief or supply

    "provided them with all things needful"

    Synonyms:
    mandatory, requisite, needful, compulsory, needed

    Antonyms:
    unnecessary, unneeded, optional

  2. compulsory, mandatory, required(adj)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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. Paul Greer:

    With this result Turkish markets should enjoy a small relief rally given that the political uncertainty has now been removed, however, the medium to long-term picture for Turkey remains challenging and the much required deep structural reforms are now unlikely to materialise anytime soon.

  2. Laurie Laybourn-Langton:

    No country on Earth is doing what is required to make sure we get toward an economic system capable of confronting the twin challenges of ecological collapse and climate change, there are, though, a number of ideas and small-scale projects being done that arguably – if scaled up – could deal with the problem.

  3. Salt Lake Tribune:

    FLDS men are no longer permitted to have children with their multiple wives. That privilege belongs to the seed bearer alone, it is the husband's responsibility to hold the hands of their wives while the seed bearer 'spreads his seed.' In layman terms, the husband is required to sit in the room while the chosen seed bearer, or a couple of them, rape his wife or wives.

  4. Claude Arnold:

    Refugees are admitted to the U.S. based on the story they tell of persecution, and they are not required to produce identity documentation or other types of documentation, if the person seeking entry is a persecutor, he would have specificity in his story that matches information obtained by U.S. Customs and Immigration Services personnel adjudicating the events.

  5. Swati Chaturvedi:

    One key aspect of the final rules that I think will be beneficial to startups is that there are no required audited financial statements for first time crowdfunding issuers, providing audited financial statements is an expensive and time intensive process – one that many startups cannot afford at their current stage of growth. Allowing reviewed financial statements instead of audited ones lowers the cost for startups who are seeking to raise funding.


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