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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
Instead of manning a gap, and holding the line of scrimmage to allow the linebackers the requisite room to make plays, the onus shifts to the line — and players like Nunez-Roches — to attack.
Saturday's schedule includes cooking demonstration stages, family activities and interactive exhibits in addition to the requisite food, wine and beer.
Beyond that: Every guard who plays in a game against the Warriors has to be focused and persistent enough to track the action away from the ball and have the requisite athleticism to keep up.
Experts say that not nearly enough people are getting their requisite seven to nine hours, and our addiction to technology — who hasn’t checked emails in the middle of the night? — is making things even worse.
The Western Golf Association has stepped up to provide funding, ensuring that future students get the same opportunity that Phomphakdy and Dang had to accrue the requisite caddying hours for the scholarship.
He's been on the disabled list with a leg infection since May 23 — a stint Hinch has acknowledged will exceed the requisite 10 days.
The Warriors need to bring the requisite force, in Kerr’s mind and everyone else’s, to overcome the Rockets’ offensive explosiveness and defensive muscle.
Here, the chorizo provides the requisite whiff of smoke.
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Ask Us About requisite
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.
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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