1. [ verb ] require as useful, just, or proper
Synonyms: require need demand take call_for involve ask postulate

"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"

Related terms: obviate imply cost claim cry_out_for draw govern claim need requirement necessity necessity
2. [ verb ] cause to be a concomitant
Related terms: bring_about entail
Similar spelling:   necessity