re·​quired ri-ˈkwī(-ə)rd How to pronounce required (audio)
: stipulated as necessary to be done, made, or provided
required reading
required monthly payments
submit the required proof of identification
Uninsured motorists insurance is a required coverage in several states (and strongly encouraged in others) in all auto policies.Robert I. Mehr

Examples of required in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consider this required reading before the September 20 premiere of the new Apple TV+ series The Super Models. The Editors, Town & Country, 6 Sep. 2023 Borrowers who had $12,000 or less in initial loan amounts will also see their required payment time dramatically reduced, from 20 years to 10 years for undergraduate loans. Molly Nagle, ABC News, 22 Aug. 2023 The organization also has acknowledged the mass text messages were distributed without the required disclaimer language, according to the letter from Sloan. Will Langhorne, Arkansas Online, 19 Aug. 2023 Ostrom farms also failed to get inspections of worker housing facilities, as well keeping required pay stubs, the federal agency said. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2023 Students meet in-person for required state exams and for monthly social gatherings like arcade games at Dave & Busters or seeing a Broadway show. Time, 22 Aug. 2023 Michigan counties with the lowest vaccination rates For required vaccines, Michigan’s 2010 rate was 60%; 68% in 2011, and 66.1% in 2023, officials said. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 18 Aug. 2023 Those conversations could be critical to the prosecutors’ attempts to prove that Trump knew the claims were false, a required element of three of the four charges in the Jan. 6 case. Isaac Arnsdorf and Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Aug. 2023 Griffin said the group failed to write a clear and extensive ballot title, a required step before petitioners can begin collecting signatures. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 5 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of required was in 1540

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“Required.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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