Require - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkwaɪər|  American pronunciation of the word require
Brit.  |rɪˈkwʌɪə|  British pronunciation of the word require

verb

- require as useful, just, or proper(syn: ask, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, take)

success usually requires hard work

- consider obligatory; request and expect(syn: ask, expect)

We require our secretary to be on time

- make someone do something (syn: command)
- have need of (syn: need, want)

Examples

...the toy requires four batteries, which are not included...

You are required to obey.

She required that everyone attend / should attend the meeting.

It requires careful consideration.

Hard work will be required of students in this course.

The house requires painting.

Campbell's broken leg will probably require surgery.

What's required is a complete reorganization of the system.

Most house plants require regular watering.

You are required by law to wear a seat belt.

Regulations require that students attend at least 90% of the lectures.

The bill failed to get the required number of votes.

We require our secretary to be on time

The project will require a great amount of time and money.

The problem may require military action.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: require
he/she/it: requires
present participle: requiring
past tense: required
past participle: required
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