"the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"
necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary(noun)
"food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
something that is required in advance
"Latin was a prerequisite for admission"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.
The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.
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List of paraphrases:
obligation, requirements, condition, prerequisite, demand, prescription, need, needs, criterion, precondition, prescribing, request, duty, required, provision, necessity, imperative, status, limitation, provisions, compulsory, stipulation, mandatory, demands
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- exigència, menester, requisitCatalan, Valencian
- podmínka, požadavekCzech
- exigencia, requisitoSpanish
- contrainte, exigence, demande, besoinFrench
- ज़रूरत, मांगHindi
- պահանջագիր, պահանջմունք, պետքArmenian
- 요구, 要求Korean
- prasība, lūgumsLatvian
- plicht, voorwaarde, vereiste, gevraagdeDutch
- pedido, requisito, exigênciaPortuguese
- cerință, condițieRomanian
- требование, необходимостьRussian
- ضرورت, Urdu
- yêu cầu, 要求Vietnamese
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