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Examples of requisite in a Sentence
this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers
Recent Examples of requisite from the Web
Then the project will undergo the entitlement process — gaining the requisite government approvals — and construction.
The monsters retain their scariness, too, even after the requisite full-body shot reveals them in their entirety.
The Masters, which began Thursday at 3 p.m. on ESPN, with Friday’s competition also on the network before moving to CBS for the final two rounds, is a superb television product each year, with the requisite big ratings to match.
Confrontations between the mother and father aim for dark comedy but lack the requisite bite; conversely, some of the more dramatic moments feel stunted, resulting in an unconvincing emotional payoff.
The Galveston band makes a melodic indie rock with all the requisite fuzz, reverb and moodiness.
And the requisite caveat: Amazon asking customers about something does not equal Amazon doing something.
And despite his campaign-season musings about pulling out of U.S. alliances, Trump made the requisite pledges about NATO and the U.S. defense commitments to Japan and South Korea.
Some feature giant chunks of lump crab pulled right from local waters and requisite ingredients like sherry and cream, while others feature surprise flavors including dill and crab roe.
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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
of the essence;
REQUISITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of requisite for English Language Learners
: needed for a particular purpose
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