Require

Definition of Require

Re`quire´   Pronunciation: r?-kw?r´
v. t.1.To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.
[imp. & p. p. Required (-kw?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Requiring.]
Shall I say to Cæsar
What you require of him?
- Shak.
By nature did what was by law required.
- Dryden.
2.To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
Just gave what life required, and gave no more.
- Goldsmith.
The two last [biographies] require to be particularly noticed.
- J. A. Symonds.
3.To ask as a favor; to request.
I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way.
- Ezra viii. 22.

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