|1.||[ verb ] require as useful, just, or proper|
|Synonyms:||require demand take call_for necessitate 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 govern draw claim requirement necessity necessity|
|2.||[ verb ] have need of|
: "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
|Related terms:||be cry lack necessity|
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||condition lack necessity necessitate|
|4.||[ noun ] anything that is necessary but lacking|
"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs" "I tried to supply his wants"
|Related terms:||necessity want|
|5.||[ verb ] have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense|
|Synonyms:||hold have must have_got|
"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
|Related terms:||bear keep sustain keep wield monopolize stock keep keep carry have property rich_person|
|6.||[ verb ] be in want of|
|7.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||psychological_feature urge ethical_motive life irrational_motive rational_motive psychic_energy motivate|
|8.||[ verb ] be logically necessary|
|Synonyms:||ought must should|
|9.||[ verb ] have or feel a need for|
: "always needing friends and money"
|10.||[ noun ] a state of extreme poverty or destitution|
|Synonyms:||penury pauperism beggary pauperization indigence|
"their indigence appalled him" "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
|Related terms:||poverty beggar|