Definition Require

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to require (sthg): to want, to need, to demand, to request, to ask for (sthg)
This recipe requires five eggs. I only have two eggs, so I can't make it.

to require (someone to do something): to need (someone to do something)
Bruno requires that his employees be on time. He needs them to start at 9am and no later.

required: needed, necessary, obligatory
Required by law Officially necessary according to the law

Pronunciation examples
UK: I require you to stay close to me at all times.
US: Seatbelts for all passengers are required by law.


  • "A lot of people don't realize that an efficient workplace requires positive energy."
  • "Requires a huge wingspan and is not ideal for night flights."
  • "I require another one of your delicious beverages."
  • "Ah Mr. Victim, yes I'm glad to say that I've got the go-ahead to lend you the money you require."
  • "DISCLAIMER: For safety reasons, participants are required to be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems. It is advisable to bring a spare pair of underpants."
  • "Let me explain: the company is doing well, and our growing number of customers requires more attention than we are currently providing."
  • "The chef is a maniacal tyrant and requires that we wash our hands at least twice per day."
  • "As far as your tasks go, I require growth in the following areas"
  • "1 1/2 month's security deposit required."
  • "Requires excellent customer service and communication skills."

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