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require

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of require

  1. to have as a requirement the toy requires four batteries, which are not included Synonyms of require bear, challenge, claim, demand, necessitate, need, take, want, warrantWords Related to require entail, involve; ask, beg, claim, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulateNear Antonyms of require own, possessAntonyms of require have, hold

Synonym Discussion of require

demand, claim, require, exact mean to ask or call for something as due or as necessary. demand implies peremptoriness and insistence and often the right to make requests that are to be regarded as commands.
    • demanded payment of the debt
claim implies a demand for the delivery or concession of something due as one's own or one's right.
    • claimed the right to manage his own affairs
require suggests the imperativeness that arises from inner necessity, compulsion of law or regulation, or the exigencies of the situation.
    • the patient requires constant attention
exact implies not only demanding but getting what one demands.
    • exacts absolute loyalty


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