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    need - Dictionary definition and meaning for word need

    Definition
    (noun) a condition requiring relief
    Synonyms : demand
    Example Sentence
    • she satisfied his need for affection
    • God has no need of men to accomplish His work
    • there is a demand for jobs
    Definition
    (noun) anything that is necessary but lacking
    Synonyms : want
    Example Sentence
    • he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs
    • I tried to supply his wants
    Definition
    (noun) the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
    Synonyms : motivation , motive
    Example Sentence
    • we did not understand his motivation
    • he acted with the best of motives
    Definition
    (noun) a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    Example Sentence
    • their indigence appalled him
    • a general state of need exists among the homeless
    Definition
    (verb) require as useful, just, or proper
    Example Sentence
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
    Definition
    (verb) have need of
    Synonyms : require , want
    Example Sentence
    • This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
    Definition
    (verb) have or feel a need for
    Example Sentence
    • always needing friends and money
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