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1. need

verb. ['ˈniːd'] have need of.

Synonyms

  • require
  • have need of
  • want
  • be crying out for
  • demand
  • call for
  • necessitate
  • entail

Antonyms

  • exhale
  • stay in place
  • open
  • thicken

Etymology

  • need (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neodian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Need

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  • walid
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How do you spell need? Is it ened ?

A common misspelling of need is ened

Example sentences of the word need


1. Verb, base form
You will need this information so you know where to send the letter.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The most important thing you need to do is to encourage her to eat and drink.

3. Noun, singular or mass
No water signals the need for an HVAC tech’s expertise.

Quotes containing the word need


1. All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz

2. Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.
- Paul Terry

3. Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need.
- Will Rogers

2. need

verb. ['ˈniːd'] require as useful, just, or proper.

Synonyms

  • necessitate
  • exact
  • demand
  • draw
  • ask
  • require
  • cost
  • cry for
  • cry out for
  • involve
  • postulate
  • claim
  • take
  • compel
  • govern

Antonyms

  • allow
  • permit
  • income
  • nonpayment

Etymology

  • need (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neodian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. need

noun. ['ˈniːd'] a condition requiring relief.

Synonyms

  • necessity
  • obligation
  • requirement
  • call
  • condition
  • lack
  • deficiency
  • status

Antonyms

  • adduct
  • push
  • repel
  • abduct

Etymology

  • need (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neodian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. need

noun. ['ˈniːd'] anything that is necessary but lacking.

Synonyms

  • requirement
  • necessary
  • want
  • necessity
  • requisite

Antonyms

  • inaccurate
  • incorrect
  • wrong
  • supply

Etymology

  • need (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neodian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. need

noun. ['ˈniːd'] the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.

Synonyms

  • mental energy
  • rational motive
  • irrational motive
  • ethical motive
  • life
  • morality
  • psychic energy
  • urge
  • ethics
  • morals
  • psychological feature
  • impulse
  • motive

Antonyms

  • imprecise
  • figurative
  • inexact
  • imperfect

Etymology

  • need (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neodian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. need

noun. ['ˈniːd'] a state of extreme poverty or destitution.

Synonyms

  • pauperism
  • mendicity
  • poorness
  • penury
  • indigence
  • beggary
  • impoverishment
  • poverty
  • mendicancy

Antonyms

  • glycerolize
  • invest
  • deposit
  • sheathe

Etymology

  • need (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • neodian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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