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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·quire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Required p. pr. & vb. n. Requiring.]
 1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.
 Shall I say to Caesar
 What you require of him?   --Shak.
    By nature did what was by law required.   --Dryden.
 2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
    Just gave what life required, and gave no more.   --Goldsmith.
    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; demand; need.