Engelsk ordbog

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Engelsk navneord: need

1. need (om tilstand) a condition requiring relief

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe satisfied his need for affection.
God has no need of men to accomplish His work.
There is a demand for jobs.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)demand

Mindre specifikke termercondition, status

Mere specifikke termerdeficiency, lack, necessity, want

2. need (om ting) anything that is necessary but lacking

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe had sufficient means to meet his simple needs.
I tried to supply his wants.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)want

Mindre specifikke termeressential, necessary, necessity, requirement, requisite

3. need the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe did not understand his motivation.
He acted with the best of motives.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)motivation, motive

Mindre specifikke termerpsychological feature

Mere specifikke termerethical motive, ethics, impulse, irrational motive, life, mental energy, morality, morals, psychic energy, rational motive, urge

4. need (om tilstand) a state of extreme poverty or destitution

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTheir indigence appalled him.
A general state of need exists among the homeless.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)indigence, pauperism, pauperization, penury

Mindre specifikke termerimpoverishment, poorness, poverty

Mere specifikke termerbeggary, mendicancy, mendicity

Engelsk udsagnsord: need

1. need (om tilstand) require as useful, just, or proper

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt takes nerve to do what she did.
Success usually requires hard work.
This job asks a lot of patience and skill.
This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice.
This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert.
This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey need him to write the letter

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, postulate, require, take

AnvendelsesmønsterSomething ----s something

Mere specifikke termerclaim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take

Udsagnsord med lignende betydningclaim, exact, take

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)obviate, rid of, eliminate

2. need (om forbrug, indtagelse el. anvendelse) have need of

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThis piano wants the attention of a competent tuner.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey need more bread, They need him to write the letter, They need to move

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)require, want

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerbe

Mere specifikke termercry

3. need (om forbrug, indtagelse el. anvendelse) have or feel a need for

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAlways needing friends and money.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

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