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require - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'require' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Require [ v. t.]
- To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.
- To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
- To ask as a favor; to request.

Meaning of 'require' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . require [ v]
Meaning (1):
- consider obligatory; request and expect
Example in sentence:
  • Aren't we asking too much of these children?;
  • I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons;
  • We require our secretary to be on time
Meaning (2):
- require as useful, just, or proper
Example in sentence:
  • It takes nerve to do what she did;
  • success usually requires hard work;
  • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert;
  • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent;
  • This job asks a lot of patience and skill;
  • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
Meaning (3):
- have need of
Example in sentence:
  • This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner