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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.

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

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. Ian Crawford:

    To explore the whole moon at the level of detail required, that's a big undertaking, but long term, we should be keeping an open mind to that.

  2. Santee Cooper:

    Santee Cooper has offered Century everything...but in the end Century's leadership consistently required a deal that would unfairly increase costs to our other customers.

  3. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

    Every district will be required to submit a plan to ensure children of healthcare workers and first responders have access to child care so these closures do not strain our hospitals and that children who depend on school meal programs continue getting the support they need.

  4. Jamie Court:

    Companies don't change their practices unless they suffer financial consequences, the fact that Equifax is not required to pay any fines is sending the wrong message.

  5. Tomoko Murata:

    Proof the sex was non-consensual would still be required, so I don't think false charges would increase.

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