Definition of "require" []

  • To have as a requisite; need: Most plants require sunlight. (verb-transitive)
  • To call for as obligatory or appropriate; demand. See Synonyms at demand. (verb-transitive)
  • To impose an obligation on; compel: Students are required to attend classes. (verb-transitive)
  • To have need of; depend upon; want (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To impose as a necessity; make necessary (verb)
  • To make formal request (for); insist upon or demand, esp as an obligation (verb)
  • To call upon or oblige (a person) authoritatively; order or command (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "require" in a sentence
  • "Socialism, which require, on one hand, that we lay the foundation for the Socialist organization of emulation, and, on the other hand, _require the use of compulsion so that the slogan of the dictatorship of the proletariat should not be weakened by the practice of a too mild proletarian government_."
  • "Not all uses of the term require reference to a divinity or divinities."
  • "Why, for example, does the definition require that a map depict data over time?"