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English verb: require

1. require (stative) require as useful, just, or proper


SamplesIt 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.


Synonymsask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, take


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
It ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)claim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take


Verb groupclaim, exact, take


Antonymsobviate, rid of, eliminate

2. require (communication) consider obligatory; request and expect


SamplesWe require our secretary to be on time.
Aren't we asking too much of these children?.
I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons.


ExamplesThey require him to write the letter


Synonymsask, expect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)demand


Narrower (hyponym)call

3. require (communication) make someone do something


ExamplesThey require him to write the letter


Synonymscommand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)enjoin, order, say, tell


Narrower (hyponym)burden, charge, disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, requisition, saddle, veto

4. require (consumption) have need of


SamplesThis piano wants the attention of a competent tuner.


ExamplesThey require more bread, They require him to write the letter


Synonymsneed, want


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)cry









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