required / requisite [adj] necessary appropriate, called for, compulsatory, compulsory, condign, demanded, deserved, due, enforced, essential, imperative, imperious, indispensable, just, mandatory, needed, needful, obligatory, prerequisite, prescribed, recommended, right, rightful, set, suitable, unavoidable, vital; concept 546 —Ant. nonessential, optional, unnecessary requirement / requisite [n] necessity, want claim, compulsion, concern, condition, demand, desideratum, element, engrossment, essential, exaction, exigency, extremity, fulfillment, fundamental, imperative, lack, must, need, obligation, obsession, pinch, precondition, preliminary, preoccupation, prepossession, prerequisite, prescription, provision, proviso, qualification, sine qua non, specification, stipulation, terms, urgency, vital part; concepts 646,709 —Ant. desire, option, wish

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  • required — UK US /rɪˈkwaɪəd/ adjective [before noun] ► necessary according to the rules or for a particular purpose: »We hope to be able to raise the required sum of money. »The company failed to maintain its required minimum net capital. »the required… …   Financial and business terms

  • required — index binding, bound, compulsory, exigent, forcible, fundamental, imperative, important (urgent) …   Law dictionary

  • Required — Require 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • required — re·quired (rĭ kwīrdʹ) adj. 1. Needed; essential: missing several required parts. 2. Obligatory: required reading. * * * …   Universalium

  • required — adjective 1) required reading Syn: essential, vital, indispensable, necessary, compulsory, obligatory, mandatory, prescribed; informal must have Ant: optional 2) cut it to the required length Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • required — adjective 1. necessary for relief or supply (Freq. 13) provided them with all things needful • Syn: ↑needed, ↑needful, ↑requisite • Similar to: ↑necessary …   Useful english dictionary

  • required — See required, prescribed …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • required — adj. Required is used with these nouns: ↑course, ↑level, ↑minimum, ↑reading, ↑standard …   Collocations dictionary

  • required — un·required; …   English syllables

  • required — Synonyms and related words: absolute, binding, called for, compulsatory, compulsory, conclusive, de rigueur, decisive, decretory, dictated, entailed, essential, final, hard and fast, imperative, imperious, imposed, indicated, indispensable,… …   Moby Thesaurus