Definition of Require

1. Verb. Require as useful, just, or proper. "They require him to write the letter"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

Exact synonyms: Ask, Call For, Demand, Involve, Necessitate, Need, Postulate, Take
Specialized synonyms: Claim, Exact, Take, Govern, Draw, Cost, Cry For, Cry Out For, Compel
Related verbs: Claim, Exact, Take
Derivative terms: Demand, Demand, Necessity, Necessity, Need, Requirement
Antonyms: Obviate

2. Verb. Consider obligatory; request and expect. "They require him to write the letter"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
Exact synonyms: Ask, Expect
Generic synonyms: Demand
Specialized synonyms: Call
Derivative terms: Expectation, Requirement

3. Verb. Make someone do something. "They require him to write the letter"
Exact synonyms: Command
Generic synonyms: Enjoin, Order, Say, Tell
Specialized synonyms: Burden, Charge, Saddle, Requisition, Disallow, Forbid, Interdict, Nix, Prohibit, Proscribe, Veto
Derivative terms: Command, Commandment, Requisition

4. Verb. Have need of. "They require to move "; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
Exact synonyms: Need, Want
Specialized synonyms: Cry
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Need, Requirement, Want, Want, Wanter

Definition of Require

1. v. t. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.

Definition of Require

1. Verb. (obsolete) To ask (someone) for something; to request. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

2. Verb. To demand, to insist upon (having); to call for authoritatively. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Verb. Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Verb. To demand of (someone) to do something. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Require

1. to have need of [v -QUIRED, -QUIRING, -QUIRES]

Medical Definition of Require

1. 1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property. "Shall I say to Caesar What you require of him?" (Shak) "By nature did what was by law required." (Dryden) 2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need. "just gave what life required, and gave no more." (Goldsmith) "The two last [biographies] require to be particularly noticed." (J. A. Symonds) 3. To ask as a favor; to request. "I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way." (Ezra viii. 22) Synonym: To claim, exact, enjoin, prescribe, direct, order, demand, need. Origin: OE. Requeren, requiren, OF. Requerre, F. Requrir; L. Pref. Re- re- + quaerere to ask; cf. L. Requirere. See Query, and cf. Request, Requisite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Require

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"That colleges which accept but do not require physics as a part of the ... That colleges should require of the schools no quantitative treatment of kinetics ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"WHY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT require THE MAJORITY OF THE Two HOUSES IN ORDER TO CARRY ON ..."

3. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XVI That we ought to lay open our necessities to Christ and to require His Grace The Voice of the ..."

4. The Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius, Meric Casaubon (1898)
"bear what sensible creature, doth require. And that, what- How to examine, what thy nature as them art a living ..."

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