Anything required is mandatory or needed. If something is required, it's not optional. You better do your required reading over the summer, or else...


Adjective S.
required by rule; "in most schools physical education are compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"

Adjective S.
necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful"

imp. & p. p.
of Require


Usage Examples

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required.

In properly organized groups no faith is required what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him.

At the start of his second term, one wonders less about Obama's fitness than his willingness: Why doesn't he do more to build and maintain the relationships required to govern in era of polarization?

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring this question of human freedom to a crisis, and the process of striking the shackles from the slave was accomplished in a single hour.

In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.

Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.

Health economists have estimated that an injection of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care, and $50 million in preventative care, is required to provide services at the same level as for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.

I suspect the psychological pressure associated with that crisis caused the first mental blackout I had ever suffered. It contributed to a deterioration in my health that later required the insertion of a heart pacemaker.

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Other Usage Examples

Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.

Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes, which they are tested on. What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge, the practical training.

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.

I decided he'd changed so much that a whole new book was required and that book actually I can say so was the first to say that the marriage was in trouble and the Prince didn't like at all and my book was being serialized in the Sunday Times over five weeks.

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

And you also have to do movies that are about commerce because that's what is required of the industry today.

I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.

Difficult years lie ahead, patience is required.

I've always been really athletic, which really helped, because when I first started doing the training for Bulletproof Monk, it required so much strength that if I didn't have a base I don't really know what I would have done.

I was, if you like, a successful schoolboy in that I had a degree of talent in all the required things that make you a success at school.


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