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Dictionary definition for: Require

1. (v) 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"

2. (v) 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"

3. (v) make someone do something

4. (v) have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

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