[ US /ˌɹiˈkwaɪɝ, ɹiˈkwaɪɹ, ɹɪˈkwaɪɝ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪkwˈa‍ɪ‍ə/ ]
  1. require as useful, just, or proper
    It takes nerve to do what she did
    This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    success usually requires hard work
    This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
    This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
  2. consider obligatory; request and expect
    I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons
    Aren't we asking too much of these children?
    We require our secretary to be on time
  3. have need of
    This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
  4. make someone do something
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How To Use require In A Sentence

  • At any rate, she rolled up the cuffs of her camouflage cargo pants a few times so she didn't trip if today's class required running.
  • The one who liked the girls a bit too much. peteyboosh I agree with Pat: composting (Ray should not compost old cheese and tortillas), social cropdusting requires attention at Ediible Geography. Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7
  • In a field where biological material is limited, experimental cytogenetic techniques often require only a few cells.
  • It makes data generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes, as well as semiconductors, optoelectronic components and RF chip sets - all very complex products that require a great deal of customization for individual customers.
  • The firm employs ten people and hires drivers when required.
  • The process of inspiration is active and requires energy for muscle contraction.
  • The study predicted that, by 2022, the country would still require $7.2 billion in foreign aid a year—and that assumes an upsurge of so-far inexistent mining-industry revenue and no dramatic deterioration of security. Afghanistan Seeks Enduring Support
  • Take the maximum draw weight of the bow required and multiply this by a factor of 5.
  • As the firm's engraver, he requires an artistic eye and a considerable amount of strength.
  • He visited a specialist yesterday to find out whether he requires surgery. Times, Sunday Times
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