Require meaning

rĭ-kwīr
To call for as necessary or appropriate.

Work that requires a steady hand.

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To be in need of; need.

To require help.

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To ask or insist upon, as by right or authority; demand.

To require obedience.

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To demand, to insist upon (having); to call for authoritatively. [from 14th c.]
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Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary. [from 15th c.]
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To impose an obligation on; compel.

The school requires all students to study mathematics.

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(archaic) To ask for; request.
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To demand of (someone) to do something. [from 18th c.]
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Require is defined as to need or demand.

An example of to require is someone needing sleep when they are very tired.

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To demand by virtue of a law, regulation, etc.

What is required by law.

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To have as a requisite or necessity; need or depend on.

Do you require assistance? Most plants require plenty of water.

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To order; command.

To require someone to be present.

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(now rare) To make a demand.
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1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Mark V.

I requyre the in the name of god, that thou torment me nott.

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Origin of require

  • Middle English requiren from Old French requerre from Vulgar Latin requaerere alteration (influenced by quaerere to seek) of Latin requīrere re- re- quaerere to seek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French requerre (French: requérir), from Vulgar Latin *requærere, from Latin requÄ«rō (“I require, seek, ask for").

    From Wiktionary