Require Definition

required, requires, requiring
required, requires, requiring
To make a demand.
Webster's New World
To ask or insist upon, as by right or authority; demand.
To require obedience.
Webster's New World
To stipulate as obligatory by authority.
The law requires full disclosure of charitable donations.
American Heritage
To order; command.
To require someone to be present.
Webster's New World
To be in need of; need.
To require help.
Webster's New World

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

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