REQUI'RE, v.t. [L. requiro; re and quaero, to seek. 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? 1Chron. 21.

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 8.

[In this sense, the word is rarely used.]

4. To call to account for.

I will require my flock at their hand. Ezek. 34.

5. To make necessary; to need; to demand.

The king's business required haste. 1Sam. 21.

6. To avenge; to take satisfaction for. 1Sam. 20.