Textual thesaurus for "require"

(verb) command

make someone do something

(verb) ask, expect

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

(verb) want, need

have need of

This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner

(verb) take, necessitate, need, ask, postulate, call for, involve, demand

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