require


require
[[t]rɪkwa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]]
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requires, requiring, required
1) VERB If you require something or if something is required, you need it or it is necessary. [FORMAL]

[V n] If you require further information, you should consult the registrar...

[V n to-inf] This isn't the kind of crisis that requires us to drop everything else...

[V-ed] Some of the materials required for this technique may be difficult to obtain.

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2) VERB If a law or rule requires you to do something, you have to do it. [FORMAL]

[V n to-inf] The rules also require employers to provide safety training...

[V n] At least 35 manufacturers have flouted a law requiring prompt reporting of such malfunctions...

[V that] The law now requires that parents serve on the committees that plan and evaluate school programs...

[be V-ed of n] Then he'll know exactly what's required of him.

3) PHRASE: v-link PHR, oft PHR for n If you say that something is required reading for a particular group of people, you mean that you think it is essential for them to read it because it will give them information which they should have.

...an important research study that should be required reading for every member of the cabinet.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • require — re‧quire [rɪˈkwaɪə ǁ ˈkwaɪr] verb [transitive] formal 1. to officially demand that people do something, because of a law or rule: require somebody to do something • the ruling requiring companies to disclose the value of stock require that …   Financial and business terms

  • Require — Re*quire (r? kw?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Required} ( kw?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Requiring}.] [OE. requeren, requiren, OF. requerre, F. requ?rir; L. pref. re re + quaerere to ask; cf. L. requirere. See {Query}, and cf. {Request}, {Requisite}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • require — [ri kwīr′] vt. required, requiring [ME requiren < base of OFr requerre < VL * requaerere, for L requirere < re , again + quaerere, to ask] 1. to ask or insist upon, as by right or authority; demand [to require obedience] 2. to order;… …   English World dictionary

  • require — The construction with a to infinitive, as in I require to know your names, is not idiomatic in BrE but is known in other varieties of English. The type Do you require tea? is chiefly confined to BrE …   Modern English usage

  • require — [v1] need, want crave, depend upon, desire, feel necessity for, have need, hurting for, lack, miss, stand in need, wish; concepts 20,646 Ant. dislike, have, not want require [v2] ask, demand; necessitate assert oneself, beg, beseech, bid, call… …   New thesaurus

  • require — ► VERB 1) need for a purpose; depend on. 2) wish to have. 3) instruct or expect (someone) to do something. 4) (require of) regard (an action or quality) as due from. 5) specify as compulsory: the minimum required by law. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • require — I (compel) verb assess, call for, cause, coerce, command, constrain, decree, demand, dictate, direct, draft, drive, enact, enforce, enjoin, entail, exact, exigere, force, impose, insist on, issue a command, levy, make, necessitate, obligate,… …   Law dictionary

  • require — (v.) c.1300, to ask a question, inquire, from O.Fr. requerre, from V.L. *requaerere, from L. requirere seek to know, ask, from re repeatedly + quaerere ask, seek (see QUERY (Cf. query)). The original sense of this word has been taken over by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • require — 1 exact, claim, *demand Analogous words: *prescribe, assign, define: warrant, *justify 2 *lack, want, need …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • require — verb ADVERB ▪ urgently ▪ Many of the refugees urgently require medical treatment. ▪ reasonably (law, esp. BrE) ▪ generally, normally, typically …   Collocations dictionary

  • require — v. 1) (D; tr.) to require from, of (she requires a term paper of each student) 2) (esp. BE) (G) the house requires painting 3) (H) we require all incoming students to take placement examinations 4) (K) this position requires your getting here on… …   Combinatory dictionary


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