Synonyms for require

Synonyms for (verb) require

Synonyms: require, command

Definition: make someone do something

Similar words: enjoin, say, order, tell

Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed


Synonyms: ask, require, expect

Definition: consider obligatory; request and expect

Usage: We require our secretary to be on time; Aren't we asking too much of these children?; I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

Similar words: demand

Definition: request urgently and forcefully

Usage: The victim's family is demanding compensation; The boss demanded that he be fired immediately; She demanded to see the manager


Synonyms: want, need, require

Definition: have need of

Usage: This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer