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Examples of requisite in a Sentence
this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers
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Denny Hamlin will enter the postseason with two trophies but less than the requisite amount of playoff points.
Hillary Horvath, in particular, manifests more than the requisite charm as Kathleen—i.e.
Director Kathy Paladino has beautifully worked the requisite magic on this four-character opus, which properly keeps the audience mystified until its secrets can be revealed.
Thanks to our appetite for novelty, innovation is requisite.
Despite the requisite rap swagger, Malone's wit is self-deprecating.
The port — with more than 2,300 feet of wharf space, four super Post-Panamax cranes and the capacity to handle 820,000 cargo containers annually, has become a requisite stop for visiting business delegations.
One of you made the comparison to a baseball player who hit .400 but didn’t get the requisite at-bats.
That’s because expedited removal, the pre-requisite for credible fear claims, only applies to people picked up within 100 miles of the border who have been in the country for fewer than 14 days.
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Acquiring an understanding of where requisite comes from won't require a formal inquiry. Without question, the quest begins with Latin quaerere, which means "to ask" and is an ancestor of a number of English words, including acquire, require, inquiry, question, quest, and, of course, requisite. From quaerere came requirere, meaning "to ask again." Repeated requests can express a need, and the past participle of requirere, which is requisitus, came to mean "needed" or "necessary." The English language acquired requisite when it was adopted into Middle English back in the 1400s.
Origin and Etymology of requisite
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsall-important, critical, imperative, indispensable, integral, must-have, necessary, necessitous, needed, needful, required, essential, vital
Antonymsdispensable, inessential, needless, nonessential, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded
Related Wordsprerequisite; compulsory, mandatory, nonelective, obligatory; consequential, crucial, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, weighty; basic, central, fundamental, key, organic; insistent, persistent, pressing, urgent
Near Antonymsundesired, unwanted; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; excess, external, extra, extraneous, superfluous, surplus
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