Nouns (9)

want, need
n. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
demand, need
n. 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"
pauperization, pauperism, penury, need, indigence
n. a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

Verbs (22)

require, need, want
v. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
v. have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"
v. have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"
call for, demand, involve, take, require, need, postulate, ask, necessitate
v. require as useful, just, or proper; "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"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
have got, must, have, need
v. be obliged, required, or forced to
ought, should, must, need
v. have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"

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Fuzzynyms (31)

staple, basic
n. (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
n. any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business; "fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"
requirement, prerequisite
n. something that is required in advance; "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"
shape, condition
n. the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
n. established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
n. the condition of being essential or indispensable
n. a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
n. the lack of financial resources
neediness, deprivation, want, privation
n. a state of extreme poverty
v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
v. inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"
expect, require, ask
v. consider obligatory; request and expect; "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"
v. summon to court
impel, propel
v. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
force, pressure, squeeze, hale, coerce
v. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
v. commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
lack, miss
v. be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

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Antonyms (12)

n. an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
subject matter, substance, content, message
n. what a communication that is about something is about
inessential, nonessential
n. anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their inessentials"
wealthiness, wealth
n. the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
rid of, eliminate, obviate
v. do away with


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