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
Shall I say to Cæsar Shak.
What you require of him?
By nature did what was by law
2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to
Just gave what life required, and gave no
The two last [biographies] require to be
particularly noticed. J. A. Symonds.
3. To ask as a favor; to request.
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.
Syn. -- To claim; exact; enjoin; prescribe; direct; order;