Definition of required in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈkwī(ə)rd/


1Officially compulsory, or otherwise considered essential; indispensable: eight editions were published, each required reading for trainees
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  • To look for the marks, an unprecedentedly broad range of technologies would be required.
  • For example, a valid passport is required for travel to Cuba.
  • Her own effort to complete the thick pile of paperwork required to submit a claim took six months.
1.1In keeping with one’s wishes; desired: the corset, the garment that ensured the required female shape
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  • The more emotionally loaded the subject, the more silence is required.
  • Now I realised that something much more drastic was required.
  • I stared at it for two or three seconds longer than required, then walked out.

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Syllabification: re·quired

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