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needs

adverb

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because of necessity
  • the dangers of global warming must needs be recognized—and recognized soon—by the industrialized nations of the world

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  • unnecessarily

needs

verb
present tense third-person singular of need

Synonyms & Antonyms of needs (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to have as a requirement
  • a national crisis that needs a strong leader to solve it

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2 to be under necessity or obligation to
  • you need not stand when she enters the room

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needs

noun
plural of need

Synonyms & Antonyms of needs (Entry 3 of 3)

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The first known use of needs was before the 12th century

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needling

needs

needy

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“Needs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/needs. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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