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 for required
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, Requisite.]
     1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and
        authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of
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              Shall I say to Caesar
              What you require of him?              --Shak.
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              By nature did what was by law required. --Dryden.
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     2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
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              Just gave what life required, and gave no more.
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              The two last [biographies] require to be
              particularly noticed.                 --J. A.
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     3. To ask as a favor; to request.
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              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.
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     Syn: To claim; exact; enjoin; prescribe; direct; order;
          demand; need.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all
             things needful" [syn: needed, needful, required,
      2: required by rule; "in most schools physical education is
         compulsory"; "attendance is mandatory"; "required reading"
         [syn: compulsory, mandatory, required]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "required":
     absolute, binding, called for, compulsatory, compulsory,
     conclusive, de rigueur, decisive, decretory, dictated, entailed,
     essential, final, hard-and-fast, imperative, imperious, imposed,
     indicated, indispensable, inevitable, involuntary, irreducible,
     irreductible, irreplaceable, irrevocable, mandated, mandatory,
     must, necessary, needed, needful, obligatory, peremptory,
     prerequisite, prescript, prescriptive, requisite, ultimate,
     unforgoable, vital, wanted, without appeal

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