I am required to appear in court on Monday. The teacher required that I bring my mother to school
2 need, want, lack, be lacking, be missing, be short (of); desire:
We require one more trainee in order to fill our quota.
Advanced English Dictionary
+verb (not usually used in the progressive tenses) (formal) 1 to need sth; to depend on sb/sth: [VN] These pets require a lot of care and attention. + Deciphering the code requires an expert. + This condition requires urgent treatment. + Do you require anything else? (= in a shop / store, for example) +[VN to inf] True marriage requires us to show trust and loyalty. +[V that] The situation required that he be present. + (BrE also) The situation required that he should be present. +[V -ing] Lentils do not require soaking before cooking. 2[often passive] ~ sth (of sb) to make sb do or have sth, especially because it is necessary according to a particular law or set of rules: [VN] What exactly is required of a receptionist (= what are they expected to do)? + The wearing of seat belts is required by law. + 'Hamlet' is required reading (= must be read) for this course. + Several students failed to reach the required standard. + I just require a signature on the form. +[VN to inf] All candidates will be required to take a short test. [also V that]
Collocation Dictionary verb
Many of the refugees urgently require medical treatment.
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