Associations to the word «Requiring»


REQUIRE, verb. (obsolete) To ask (someone) for something; to request. [14th-17thc.]
REQUIRE, verb. To demand, to insist upon (having); to call for authoritatively. [from 14thc.]
REQUIRE, verb. Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary. [from 15thc.]
REQUIRE, verb. To demand of (someone) to do something. [from 18thc.]

Dictionary definition

REQUIRE, verb. 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".
REQUIRE, verb. 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".
REQUIRE, verb. Make someone do something.
REQUIRE, verb. Have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.