Share this entry
American English: /rəˈkwaɪ(ə)r/
British English: /rɪˈkwʌɪə/

Translation of require in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (need)
    (call for) (patience/dedication)
    you can withdraw cash (as and) when required
    puede retirar dinero según lo necesite or según le sea necesario
    how many copies do you require?
    ¿cuántos ejemplares necesita or precisa?
    all I require now is your signature
    todo lo que hace falta ahora es que usted firme
    this work requires great concentration
    este trabajo requiere or exige mucha concentración
    your presence is required at reception [formal]
    se le requiere en recepción [formal]
    add salt as required
    salar a gusto
    we can supply the screws if required
    podemos suministrar los tornillos si usted así lo desea
    Example sentences
    • Maintaining clarity of thought and affirmation of purpose required constant effort.
    • Lawlor and his colleagues are regularly faced with patients who require operations to correct the operations they have already had.
    • I have known patients require stitches and even surgery for injuries inflicted.
    Example sentences
    • Teenagers are not overwhelmed by the recent increase in the number of soldiers who have been wounded or killed, since they believe that this war is necessary and requires their contribution.
    • There is a field, namely, the handling of the apparatus of government, in which bureaucratic methods are required by necessity.
    • Less than a year ago my research would have required a laborious and tedious consultation of the multiple microfilm editions of Knox's works owned by my library.
    1.2 (demand)to require somebody/something to + infinitive
    requerir que alguien/algo + subjunctive
    applicants are required to have experience
    se requiere que los candidatos tengan experiencia
    to require thatthe law requires that you wear a helmet
    la ley le obliga a llevar or exige que lleve casco
    to require something of somebodyall that is required of you is that you observe the rules
    todo lo que se te exige es que cumplas con el reglamento
    I shall do all that is required of me
    haré todo lo que me corresponda
    Example sentences
    • More often, though, insurers impede care by requiring doctors to get authorization for all tests and procedures or by threatening to drop doctors whose costs they deem excessive.
    • The instrument requires the user to ask a basic question: What is the function/purpose of this scene for the telling of the story?
    • Find out if the company of your dreams requires dancers to attend its school for a year or two before being offered a position.
  • 2
    also: required past participle
    within the required limits
    dentro de los límites establecidos or fijados
    cut the required number of squares
    corte el número de cuadrados que haga falta or que sea necesario
    Example sentences
    • New Jersey law requires that insurance companies take all comers, even those with the worst driving records.
    • It's also worth getting hold of a ‘green card’, which amounts to evidence that you have the minimum insurance required by the country your visiting.
    • In Switzerland and the Netherlands, insurers are required by law to provide a 4% minimum annual return.
    2.2 (compulsory)
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.