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Definition 1: make someone do something - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for require in the sense of this definition

(require is a kind of ...) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

"I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"

(... is a kind of require ) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

(... is a kind of require ) make a formal request for official services

(... is a kind of require ) command against

"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" "Dad nixed our plans"

Definition 2: consider obligatory; request and expect - [verb of communication]

Samples where require or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for require in the sense of this definition

(require is a kind of ...) request urgently and forcefully

"The victim's family is demanding compensation" "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately" "She demanded to see the manager"

(... is a kind of require ) require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

"Call a bond"

Definition 3: have need of - [verb of consumption]

Samples where require or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner

Synonyms for require in the sense of this definition

(require is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of require ) demand immediate action

"This situation is crying for attention"

Definition 4: require as useful, just, or proper - [verb of stative]

Samples where require or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 calls for a spectacular dessert
  • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

Synonyms for require in the sense of this definition

(require has a similar meaning as ...) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

(... is a kind of require ) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood

"most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"

(... is a kind of require ) require a specified depth for floating

"This boat draws 70 inches"

(... is a kind of require ) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

"This mistake cost him his job"

(... is a kind of require ) need badly or desperately

"This question cries out for an answer"

(... is a kind of require ) necessitate or exact

"the water shortage compels conservation"

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