(r?-kw?r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Required (-kw?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Requiring.] [OE. requeren, requiren, OF. requerre, F. requrir; L. pref. re- re- + quaerere to ask; cf. L. requirere. See Query, and cf. Request, Requisite.] 1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.
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Shall I say to Csar
What you require of him?
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By nature did what was by law required.
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2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
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Just gave what life required, and gave no more.
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The two last [biographies] require to be particularly noticed.
J. A. Symonds.
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3. To ask as a favor; to request.
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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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Syn. -- To claim; exact; enjoin; prescribe; direct; order; demand; need.
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