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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Require  \Re*quire"\  (r?-kw?r"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Required} 
  (-kw?rd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Requiring}.]  [OE.  requeren, 
  requiren,  OF  requerre,  F.  requ?rir;  L.  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  quaerere  to  ask  cf  L.  requirere.  See  {Query},  and  cf 
  {Request},  {Requisite}.] 
  1.  To  demand;  to  insist  upon  having  to  claim  as  by  right  and 
  authority;  to  exact;  as  to  require  the  surrender  of 
  property. 
 
  Shall  I  say  to  C[ae]sar  What  you  require  of  him? 
  --Shak. 
 
  By  nature  did  what  was  by  law  required.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  demand  or  exact  as  indispensable;  to  need 
 
  just  gave  what  life  required,  and  gave  no  more 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  The  two  last  [biographies]  require  to  be 
  particularly  noticed.  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  3.  To  ask  as  a  favor;  to  request. 
 
  I  was  ashamed  to  require  of  the  king  a  band  of 
  soldiers  and  horsemen  to  help  us  against  the  enemy 
  in  the  way  --Ezra  viii. 
  22. 
 
  Syn:  To  claim;  exact;  enjoin;  prescribe;  direct;  order 
  demand;  need 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  require 
  v  1:  require  as  useful,  just  or  proper;  "It  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  demands  a  spectacular  dessert"  [syn:  {necessitate}, 
  {ask},  {need},  {take},  {involve},  {call  for},  {demand}] 
  [ant:  {obviate}] 
  2:  consider  obligatory;  request  and  expect;  "We  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"  [syn:  {ask},  {expect}] 
  3:  make  someone  do  something  [syn:  {command},  {compel}] 
  4:  have  need  of:  "This  piano  wants  the  attention  of  a  competent 
  tuner"  [syn:  {want},  {need}] 




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