Definition for RE-QUIRE

RE-QUIRE, v.t. [L. requiro; re and quæro, to seek; Fr. and Sp. requerir. See Query.]

  1. To demand; to ask, as of right and by authority. We require a person to do a thing, and we require a thing to be done. Why then doth my lord require this thing? – 1 Chron. xxi.
  2. To claim; to render necessary; as a duty or any thing indispensable; as, the law of God requires strict obedience.
  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. [In this sense, the word is rarely used.]
  4. To call to account for. I will require my flock at their hand. – Ezek. xxxiv.
  5. To make necessary; to need; to demand. The king's business required haste. – 1 Sam. xxi.
  6. To avenge; to take satisfaction for. – 1 Sam. xx.

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