Work that requires a steady hand.
To require help.
To require obedience.
The school requires all students to study mathematics.
An example of to require is someone needing sleep when they are very tired.
What is required by law.
Do you require assistance? Most plants require plenty of water.
To require someone to be present.
I requyre the in the name of god, that thou torment me nott.
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").