verb (used with object)
to have need of; need: He requires medical care.
to call on authoritatively; order or enjoin to do something: to require an agent to account for money spent.
to ask for authoritatively or imperatively; demand.
to impose need or occasion for; make necessary or indispensable: The work required infinite patience.
to call for or exact as obligatory; ordain: The law requires annual income-tax returns.
to place under an obligation or necessity: The situation requires me to take immediate action.
Chiefly British. to desire; wish to have: Will you require tea at four o'clock?
verb (used without object)
to demand; impose obligation: to do as the law requires.
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Origin: 1300–50; Middle English requirenRelated forms
< Latin requīrere,
equivalent to re- re-
combining form of quaerere
to seek, search for (compare quest
pre·re·quire, verb (used with object), pre·re·quired, pre·re·quir·ing.
Synonyms 1. See lack. 3. See demand. 6.