require


require
I
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To need]
Syn. want, lack, feel the necessity for, have need for; see need .
2. [To insist upon]
Syn. demand, oblige, necessitate, obligate, claim, exact, requisition, command, order, dictate, challenge, expect, compel, entail, look for, push for, assert oneself, call for, take no denial; see also ask 1 .
Syn.- require suggests a pressing need, often one inherent in the nature of a thing, or the binding power of rules or laws [ voters are required to register ] ; demand implies a calling for as due or necessary, connoting a peremptory exercise of authority or an imperative need [ to demand obedience ] ; claim implies an assertion of one's right to possess something [ to claim a throne ] ; exact implies a demanding and the enforcing of the demand at the same time [ to exact a promise of help from her friends, to exact payment by the end of the week ] See also Synonym Study at lack .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. need want, lack, miss, be short of, be deficient in, desire.
2. demand order, command, obligate, call for, insist on, compel, direct, dictate.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To have as a need or prerequisite: ask, call for, demand, entail, involve, necessitate, take. See NECESSARY, OVER. 2. To be without what is needed, required, or essential: lack, need, want. See OWNED. 3. To ask for urgently or insistently: call for, claim, demand, exact, insist on (or upon), requisition. Idiom: cry out for. See REQUEST. 4. To oblige to do or not do by force of authority, propriety, or custom: expect, suppose. See OBLIGATION.

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