require


require
require re‧quire [rɪˈkwaɪə ǁ -ˈkwaɪr] verb [transitive] formal
1. to officially demand that people do something, because of a law or rule:
require somebody to do something

• the ruling requiring companies to disclose the value of stock

require that

• Accounting rules require that corporate financial statements disclose the updated value of assets.

2. to need something:

• At first, CD-ROMs required a special disk drive that cost around $700.

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require UK US /rɪˈkwaɪər/ verb [T] FORMAL
to make it officially necessary for someone do something: require sb to do sth »

Health and safety regulations require all staff to wear protective clothing.

require that »

The contract requires that we notify our sponsors of all changes in project specification.

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The company is required by law to make regular tax returns.

to need something: »

This project will require massive investment.

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The proposed new measures require approval by the board.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Require — Re*quire (r? kw?r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Required} ( kw?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Requiring}.] [OE. requeren, requiren, OF. requerre, F. requ?rir; L. pref. re re + quaerere to ask; cf. L. requirere. See {Query}, and cf. {Request}, {Requisite}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • require — [ri kwīr′] vt. required, requiring [ME requiren < base of OFr requerre < VL * requaerere, for L requirere < re , again + quaerere, to ask] 1. to ask or insist upon, as by right or authority; demand [to require obedience] 2. to order;… …   English World dictionary

  • require — The construction with a to infinitive, as in I require to know your names, is not idiomatic in BrE but is known in other varieties of English. The type Do you require tea? is chiefly confined to BrE …   Modern English usage

  • require — [v1] need, want crave, depend upon, desire, feel necessity for, have need, hurting for, lack, miss, stand in need, wish; concepts 20,646 Ant. dislike, have, not want require [v2] ask, demand; necessitate assert oneself, beg, beseech, bid, call… …   New thesaurus

  • require — ► VERB 1) need for a purpose; depend on. 2) wish to have. 3) instruct or expect (someone) to do something. 4) (require of) regard (an action or quality) as due from. 5) specify as compulsory: the minimum required by law. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • require — I (compel) verb assess, call for, cause, coerce, command, constrain, decree, demand, dictate, direct, draft, drive, enact, enforce, enjoin, entail, exact, exigere, force, impose, insist on, issue a command, levy, make, necessitate, obligate,… …   Law dictionary

  • require — (v.) c.1300, to ask a question, inquire, from O.Fr. requerre, from V.L. *requaerere, from L. requirere seek to know, ask, from re repeatedly + quaerere ask, seek (see QUERY (Cf. query)). The original sense of this word has been taken over by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • require — 1 exact, claim, *demand Analogous words: *prescribe, assign, define: warrant, *justify 2 *lack, want, need …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • require — verb ADVERB ▪ urgently ▪ Many of the refugees urgently require medical treatment. ▪ reasonably (law, esp. BrE) ▪ generally, normally, typically …   Collocations dictionary

  • require — v. 1) (D; tr.) to require from, of (she requires a term paper of each student) 2) (esp. BE) (G) the house requires painting 3) (H) we require all incoming students to take placement examinations 4) (K) this position requires your getting here on… …   Combinatory dictionary