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The word REQUIRE can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

The word require and its family (required, requirement, requirements, requires, requiring) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb require

What does require mean as a doing word?

Require is one of the top 100 most common verbs. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common verbs in informational written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: required | requiring | requires

  1. require as useful, just, or proper
  2. consider obligatory; request and expect
    • examples: We require our secretary to be on time | They require him to write the letter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient]He ordered John
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive]He ordered John to eat his sloth
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, that-complement clause]He ordered that she should come immediately
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, that-complement clause, not tensed]John ordered that she come immediately

      Order Verbs (with the same syntax): ask, command, demand, order.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of require: ask / expect
    • more generic word: demand = request urgently and forcefully
    • more specific word: call = require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
  3. make someone do something
  4. have need of
    • examples: They require more bread | They require him to write the letter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient]He ordered JohnOrder Verbs: ask, command, demand, order
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive]He ordered John to eat his sloth
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, that-complement clause]He ordered that she should come immediately
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Proposition, that-complement clause, not tensed]John ordered that she come immediately
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2]Success requires hard workRequire Verbs: demand, involve, necessitate, need, take
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2] from [Source]Success requires hard work from us
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2, arbitrary control with -ing]Success requires working long hours
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2, for-complement clause]Success requires for us to work hard
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2, that-complement clause]Success requires that we work hard
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonyms of require: need / want
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific word: cry = demand immediate action

Alternative definition of the verb require

verb

  1. [obsolete] To ask (someone) for something; to request. [definition 14th-17th c.]
  2. To demand, to insist upon (having); to call for authoritatively. [definition from 14th c.]
  3. Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary. [definition from 15th c.]
  4. To demand of (someone) to do something. [definition from 18th c.]

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for require

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Google previewThree.js Cookbook (2015)

by Jos Dirksen

This, however, is a rather heavy solution if all you require is the option to detect collisions. In this recipe, we provide a simple approach ...

Google previewMolecular Characterization and Analysis of Polymers (2008)

by John M. Chalmers, Robert J. Meier

What these customers ideally require is a solution or information that enables them to solve or overcome a problem on a timescale that is relevant to the customers' business needs, ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of Every-day Gardening: constituting a popular cyclopædia of the theory and practice of horticulture. Embellished with coloured plates, etc (1874)

by Samuel Orchart BEETON

Chrysanthemums will require a liberal supply of clear manure-water every day in bright weather, and must never be allowed to droop from...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of every-day gardening (1871)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

Chrysanthemums will require a liberal supply of clear manure-water every day in bright weather, and must never be allowed to droop from want of it. Chinese primroses will require the next largest supply of water ; then early- flowering ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports (2009)

by Dennis J. Caine, Peter Harmer, Melissa Schiff

R Insurance records 771,810 Require medical ...

Google previewThe Insurance Almanac and Encyclopedia (1918)

All policies require a permit for war service and extra premium of 2 % per cent. for rvice in United ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Light dry powders require syrup or mucilages : and the more ponderous, as the mercurial and other metallic...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

[from require.] ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Clinicians require necessary information to make diagnostic, management, prevention, and reporting decisions. Diagnostic decisions require information to accurately estimate the pre-test probability of disease for a given patient. Information is ...

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Usage statistics about require

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb require:

spoken English17.38%written English82.62% imaginative writing11.5%informational writing88.5%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb require:

postulatenecessitatecommanddemandinvolverequireexpectaskneedwanttake

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Scrabble value of R1E1Q10U1I1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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