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need meaning

[ ni:d ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "need""need" in a sentence
  • Verb: need  need
    1. Require as useful, just, or proper
      - necessitate, ask, postulate, require, take, involve, call for, demand 
    2. Have need of
      - want, require 
    3. Have or feel a need for
      "always needing friends and money"
    Noun: need  need
    1. A condition requiring relief
      "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"
      - demand 
    2. Anything that is necessary but lacking
      "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"
      - want 
    3. 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 behaviour
      - motivation, motive 
    4. A state of extreme poverty or destitution
      "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
      - indigence, penury, pauperism, pauperization

    Sounds like: knead, kneed

    Derived forms: needs, needing, needed

    See also: needy

    Type of: be, condition, essential, impoverishment, necessary, necessity, poorness, poverty, psychological feature, requirement, requisite, status

    Encyclopedia: Need

  • [Business]
    noun [C, usually pl.]

    the things that sb requires in order to live in a comfortable way or achieve what they want:

    Tailor your services to fit your customers' needs.

    We need to balance the needs of investors with those of the company.

    The aim of the project is to analyse our operational needs.

    You can easily adjust the program to suit your needs.


    ❖ to analyse/assess/determine/identify/understand sb's needs

    ◆ to address/fit/meet/serve/suit sb's needs

  • My watch has stopped -- it needs fixing.
  • You need more protein to build you up.
  • The wiring is faulty and needs to be replaced.
  • The piping outside the house needs painting.
  • The blind do not always need our help.
  • A friend in need is a friend indeed.
  • We need a man of his cut in this firm.
  • I need to get your slant on the situation.
  • You will need an injection every four hours.
  • I know she needs my shoulder very much.
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