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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)

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.

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?"