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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Require \Re*quire"\ (r?-kw?r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Required (-kw?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Requiring.] [OE. requeren, requiren, OF. requerre, F. requ?rir; L. pref. re- re- + quaerere to ask; cf. L. requirere. See Query, and cf. Request, Requisite.] 1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property. [1913 Webster] Shall I say to Caesar What you require of him? --Shak. [1913 Webster] By nature did what was by law required. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need. [1913 Webster] Just gave what life required, and gave no more. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] The two last [biographies] require to be particularly noticed. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster] 3. To ask as a favor; to request. [1913 Webster] I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way. --Ezra viii. 22. [1913 Webster] Syn: To claim; exact; enjoin; prescribe; direct; order; demand; need. [1913 Webster]