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required

adjective

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1 forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law
  • formal instruction in driving is required in this state before you can get your driver's license

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2 impossible to do without
  • with these frigid winds, hats, scarves, and good mittens are required equipment for heading outside

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required

verb
past tense of require

Synonyms & Antonyms of required (Entry 2 of 2)

to have as a requirement
  • the toy requires four batteries, which are not included

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The first known use of required was in 1540

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“Required.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/required. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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