needs

adverb \ ˈnēdz \

Definition of needs

:of necessity :necessarily
  • must needs be recognized

Examples of needs in a Sentence

  1. the dangers of global warming must needs be recognized—and recognized soon—by the industrialized nations of the world

Origin and Etymology of needs

Middle English nedes, from Old English nēdes, from genitive of nēd need




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