REQUI'RE, verb transitive [Latin 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? 1 Chronicles 21:3.
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 8:22.
[In this sense, the word is rarely used.]
4. To call to account for.
I will require my flock at their hand. Ezekiel 34:10.
5. To make necessary; to need; to demand.
The king's business required haste. 1 Samuel 21:8.
6. To avenge; to take satisfaction for. 1 Samuel 20:16.