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  Words related to need

Related / Similar Words: motivation, motive, want, demand, indigence, penury, beggary, pauperism, pauperization, require, necessitate, ask, postulate, take, involve, call for

 

Definition:
  • 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; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives";
  • anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants";
  • a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs";
  • a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless";
  • have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner";
  • have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money";
  • require as useful, just, or proper; "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";;

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    Hyponyms: life, rational motive, irrational motive, urge, impulse, ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality, psychic energy, mental energy, lack, deficiency, want, necessity, cry, claim, take, exact, govern, draw, cost, cry out for, cry for, imply, involve

     

    Grouped Verbs: claim, take, exact

     

    Derivational Morphology: motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite, want, require, necessitate, ask, postulate, take, involve, call for, demand, beggar, pauperize, pauperise, necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary, wanter, needer, lack, deficiency

     

    Anagrams: Eden, eden

     

    Language Translations:
    Catalan: necessitar   Chinese: 需求  
    Danish: behøve   Dutch: behoefte and vereisen  
    Finnish: tarve   French: avoir besoin de and besoin  
    German: benötigen and Notwendigkeit   Greek: χρειάζομαι  
    Hungarian: szükség   Ido: Bezonar and bezono  
    Italian: aver bisogno di and bisogno   Japanese: 必要 and 必要とする  
    Korean: 필요   Latin: egere  
    Norwegian: trenger   Polish: potrzebować  
    Portuguese: necessidade and necessitar   Romanian: necesitate and trebui  
    Russian: нужда   Slovenian: potrebovati  
    Spanish: necesidad and necesitar   Swedish: behöva and behov  
     
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