require

Definitions

  • Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking property boundaries
    Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking property boundaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v require make someone do something
    • v require consider obligatory; request and expect "We require our secretary to be on time","Aren't we asking too much of these children?","I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
    • v require have need of "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
    • v require require as useful, just, or proper "It takes nerve to do what she did","success usually requires hard work","This job asks a lot of patience and skill","This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice","This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert","This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It requires 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky toy
    • Require To ask as a favor; to request. "I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way."
    • Require To demand or exact as indispensable; to need. "Just gave what life required , and gave no more.""The two last [biographies require to be particularly noticed."
    • Require To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property. "Shall I say to Cæsar
      What you require of him?"
      "By nature did what was by law required ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dill seeds are so small that approximately 10,000 dill seeds would be required to make an ounce
    • require To search for; seek.
    • require To ask for as a favor; request.
    • require To ask or claim, as of right and by authority; demand; insist on having; exact.
    • require To ask or order to do something; call on.
    • require To have need or necessity for; render necessary or indispensable; demand; need; want.
    • require =Syn. 2–4. Request, Beg, etc. (see ask), enjoin (upon), prescribe, direct, command.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average number of hummingbirds required to create the weight of 1 ounce: 18.
    • v.t Require rē-kwīr′ to ask: to demand: to need: to exact: to direct
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Quotations

  • James Champy
    James Champy
    “Big results require big ambitions.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.”
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    “Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “It requires more courage to suffer than to die.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Substance is not enough, accident is also required.”
  • David J. Schwartz
    David%20J.%20Schwartz
    “All great achievements require time.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. requeren, requiren, OF. requerre, F. requrir,; L. pref. re-, re- + quaerere, to ask; cf. L. requirere,. See Query, and cf. Request Requisite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. requirĕre.

Usage

In literature:

The fifth requirement is fulfilled by the adoption of a suitable burner in connection with the furnace meeting the other requirements.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
An animal, to be fully fed and satisfied, requires a quantity of food in proportion to its live weight.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Soft materials, of which thin sections may be required, generally require to be strengthened before they are cut.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
The nature of the work required of the horse must guide us in the selection of his feed.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
That the period requires assiduous care, we grant; but given that care, drugs will be needless.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
But, to accomplish this, as much heat would be required as was generated by their union.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
He required, or supposed that he required, a strong government.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
I do not think any exigency exists which requires us to disregard it.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
For individual work small table stoves are required.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
To enter a store no particular training is required.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
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In poetry:

Come, come, forgive
Something to age. His lingerings cannot last.
He is not going to require of thee
First to turn Jew.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
The tongue, that most unruly power,
Requires a strong restraint;
We must be watchful every hour,
And pray, but never faint.
"Hymn 161" by Isaac Watts
"Trials great no doubt await us
In that distant home of ours;
Work requiring so much labor,
As to exceed our utmost powers.
"To My Missionary Friends" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Grudge not my life its hour of bloom,
My heart its taste of long desire;
This day be mine: be those to come
As duty shall require.
"The Answer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then spake the maiden: "Come with me
Unto a palace in the sea,
For there my sire in kingly ire
Requires thy king his oath of thee!"
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
'So rest a bit while I am gone;
Sleep peacefully before the fire.
And if by fate I'm not betrayed,
A payment from you I'll require.'
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli

In news:

New buildlingSMART initiative provides common definitions, requirements, and branding for building projects.
An open-wheel racecar and a motorcycle are both aerodynamic "messes," in that in both cases the rules don't allow the use of a "clean," streamlined shape but require severe aerodynamic compromises.
This whole requirement for sidewalks on Outer Main Street is a problem for Affinity and the village.
Baltimore, New York City, and San Francisco have all begun to require crisis pregnancy centers to disclose basic information about the services they provide.
Iowa ag department requires testing of milk for aflatoxin .
At any rate, there's no longer any age requirement for using that lovely federal tax break.
Mormon church president Thomas S Monson says that the faith will lower its minimum age requirement for missionaries from 19 to 18 for men and from 21 to 19 for women.
In Congress and most states only a simple majority is required to raise taxes and pass a budget.
Congressman Bill Owens is asking the Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J Vilsack to take a second look at federal school lunch calorie requirements in a letter issued Monday.
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Johnson Controls' YORK YVAA air-cooled , variable speed screen chiller offers flexible energy consumption for industrial jobs requiring unique tailoring.
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Autoseal® 3500F is designed for use on dense EPDM glass run channel applications where abrasion and chemical resistance are required.
The Bill would require compensation committees to be composed of only independent directors with very strict requirements for independence.
More complex threats require greater connectivity and intelligence sharing, which in turn requires a common framework that includes shared architectures, technology, policy and doctrine.
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In science:

This description of the metric does not require that the base graph is a tree, however note that in a tree, the “travelling salesman” algorithm required for finding such a tour is easy to implement, see e.g.
The Poisson boundary of lamplighter random walks on trees
Generating traces: Using classical algorithms, generating one word requires nC1 time requirement, after a preprocessing stage having worst-case complexity nC1C2 in time and space.
Uniform Random Sampling of Traces in Very Large Models
When the task is integrative - requiring complex comparisons or requiring synthesis of information – the ordering may be reversed, preferring more ‘integral, object-like’ displays.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The m-variate extension requires introducing m sequences of matrices that satisfy conditions (1.1) and (1.2), with each pair from the n-th level satisfying condition (1.3); the proof requires only minor changes.
Asymptotic results for empirical measures of weighted sums of independent random variables
We therefore require that d ≥ 3, in addition to the requirements that G should be connected and non-bipartite, and these necessary conditions prove to be sufficient for fM to converge to the uniform distribution.
Non-backtracking random walks mix faster
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