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Overview of verb require

The verb require has 4 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (144) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

(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")

2. (16) ask, require, expect

(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")

3. (16) command, require

(make someone do something)

4. (6) want, need, require

(have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner")

Overview of adj required

The adj required has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (13) needed, needful, required, requisite

(necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful")

2. (1) compulsory, mandatory, required

(required by rule; "in most schools physical education is compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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