require

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require is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
require


Require is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
require

Third-person singular
requires

Past tense
required

Past participle
required

Present participle
requiring

  • Often used in passive voice
  1. If you require something, you need it.
    The job requires high level of math skills.
    The new system will make the information available where it is required.
  2. If you are required to do something, you have to do it.
    All men over the age of 21 are required to report to the army for service.