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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 
  Shall  I  say  to  C[ae]sar  What  you  require  of  him? 
  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 
  The  two  last  [biographies]  require  to  be 
  particularly  noticed.  --J.  A. 
  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. 
  Syn:  To  claim;  exact;  enjoin;  prescribe;  direct;  order 
  demand;  need 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  necessary  for  relief  or  supply;  "provided  them  with  all 
  things  needful"  [syn:  {needed},  {needful},  {requisite}] 
  2:  required  by  rule  "in  most  schools  physical  education  are 
  compulsory";  "attendance  is  mandatory";  "required  reading" 
  [syn:  {compulsory},  {mandatory}] 
  3:  required  or  ordered  to  "felt  called  upon  to  do  his  duty" 
  [syn:  {called  upon(p)},  {required(p)}] 

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