requisite

adjective
req·​ui·​site | \ˈre-kwə-zət \

Definition of requisite 

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Other Words from requisite

requisite noun
requisiteness noun

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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.

Examples of requisite in a Sentence

this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers

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Pastrana cleared 16 Greyhound buses – once again with the requisite pyro – firing up the Las Vegas crowd. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "Travis Pastrana nails 3 iconic Evel Knievel stunts in tribute show in Las Vegas," 8 July 2018 Michael Fulmer: 50-50 Fulmer is the most attractive starting pitcher on the market, though only a few teams can afford to give up the requisite prospects. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers trade deadline: Who's likely leaving, sticking around," 26 June 2018 In the fall of 2017, hundreds of North American municipalities — even those without the requisite tech talent base — held out hope that Amazon would decide to call their region its new home. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Waymo is launching the world’s first driverless car service next month," 14 Nov. 2018 But there are still the requisite conspiracy theories: that Troom Troom is actually run by a millennial woman in San Francisco, or that the Troom Troom girls are being held against their will, forced to make weird DIY videos for ransom. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "YouTube is full of cringey, clickbait DIY channels. They’re even weirder than you think.," 12 Nov. 2018 Buyers could request changes, and even send entire blueprints to Sears, which would have workers assemble all the requisite materials and ship everything needed to build their dream home. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 First and foremost, some ex-employees have leveled a class action lawsuit against Telltale for violating California's WARN Act—firing everyone without the requisite 60 days notice. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: The Xbox 360 controller's continued dominance, Ace Attorney on PC, and The Crew 2's free weekend," 28 Sep. 2018 After getting only a minimal amount of clay in his hairline and snapping a few requisite selfies, Centineo appears to understand the power of a good DIY spa treatment. Andrea Park, Allure, "We Challenged Noah Centineo to Try Our Favorite Beauty Treatments and the Results Are Amazing," 21 Sep. 2018 Getting There: Rottnest Island has the requisite ferries, including the Rottnest Fast Express, from Fremantle and Perth City, and the Rottnest Fast Ferries, from Hillary. Condé Nast Traveler, "Car-Free Destinations for Your Next Island Vacation," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of requisite

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for requisite

Middle English, from Latin requisitus, past participle of requirere

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More Definitions for requisite

requisite

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of requisite

: needed for a particular purpose

requisite

adjective
req·​ui·​site | \ˈre-kwə-zət \

Kids Definition of requisite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: needed for reaching a goal or achieving a purpose requisite skills

requisite

noun

Kids Definition of requisite (Entry 2 of 2)

: requirement Previous experience is a requisite.

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