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need as in 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"

Synonyms

  • necessitate require as useful, just, or proper; cause to be a concomitant
  • ask make a request or demand for something to somebody; direct or put; consider obligatory; address a question to and expect an answer from; require as useful, just, or proper; make a date; require or ask for as a price or condition
  • postulate (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning ; maintain or assert; take as a given; require as useful, just, or proper
  • require require as useful, just, or proper; consider obligatory; make someone do something ; have need of
  • take the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption ; carry out; require (time or space); take somebody somewhere; get into one's hands, take physically; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; interpret something in a certain way; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; take into one's possession; travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; receive willingly something given or offered; assume, as of positions or roles; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; require as useful, just, or proper; experience or feel or submit to; make a film or photograph of something; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; make use of or accept for some purpose; take by force; occupy or take on; admit into a group or community; ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; be a student of a certain subject; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; head into a specified direction; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; be seized or affected in a specified way; have with oneself; engage for service under a term of contract; receive or obtain regularly; buy, select; to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; have sex with; lay claim to; be designed to hold or take; be capable of holding or containing; develop a habit; proceed along in a vehicle; obtain by winning; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
  • involve connect closely and often incriminatingly; engage as a participant; have as a necessary feature; require as useful, just, or proper; contain as a part; occupy or engage the interest of; make complex or intricate or complicated
  • call for express the need or desire for; require as useful, just, or proper; request the participation or presence of; gather or collect
  • demand an urgent or peremptory request; the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; required activity; the act of demanding; a condition requiring relief; request urgently and forcefully; require as useful, just, or proper; claim as due or just; lay legal claim to ; summon to court ; ask to be informed of
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need as in have need of
  • "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

Synonyms

  • want a state of extreme poverty ; the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; anything that is necessary but lacking; a specific feeling of desire; feel or have a desire for; have need of; hunt or look for; wish or demand the presence of; be without, lack
  • require require as useful, just, or proper; consider obligatory; make someone do something ; have need of
need as in have or feel a need for
  • "always needing friends and money"
need as in a condition requiring relief
  • "she satisfied his need for affection"
  • "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"
  • "there is a demand for jobs"

Synonyms

  • demand an urgent or peremptory request; the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; required activity; the act of demanding; a condition requiring relief; request urgently and forcefully; require as useful, just, or proper; claim as due or just; lay legal claim to ; summon to court ; ask to be informed of
need as in anything that is necessary but lacking
  • "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"
  • "I tried to supply his wants"

Synonyms

  • want a state of extreme poverty ; the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; anything that is necessary but lacking; a specific feeling of desire; feel or have a desire for; have need of; hunt or look for; wish or demand the presence of; be without, lack
need as in the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
  • "the reason for the action"
  • "that which gives purpose and direction to behavior"
  • "we did not understand his motivation"
  • "he acted with the best of motives"

Synonyms

  • motivation the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the condition of being motivated; the act of motivating
  • motive causing or able to cause motion; impelling to action; the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music ; a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
need as in a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • "their indigence appalled him"
  • "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

Synonyms

  • indigence a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • penury a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • pauperism a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • pauperization a state of extreme poverty or destitution; the act of making someone poor

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