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Synonyms for need

Synonyms for need

a condition in which something necessary or desirable is required or wanted

something asked for or needed

an act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

to be required or compelled to do

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to be without what is needed, required, or essential

Synonyms for need

a condition requiring relief

anything that is necessary but lacking

the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

have need of

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Neither will the builder make his tools--and he too needs many; and in like manner the weaver and shoemaker.
And if merchandise is to be carried over the sea, skilful sailors will also be needed, and in considerable numbers?
This was hard for Fanny; but after an interval of despair, she came to the conclusion that under the circumstances it was the best thing her mother could have done, and with something of her father's energy, Fanny shouldered the new burden, feeling that at last necessity had given her what she had long needed, something to do.
Fanny let the dress lie in her lap a minute as she absently picked at the fringe, smiling to herself over the happy time when she wore it last and Sydney said she only needed cowslips in her lap to look like spring.
I don't care for the dress, but I 'd like to slip a little money into her pocket, for I know she needs it and is too good to ask dear Mr.
"These white muslins and pretty silks will keep for years, so I should lay them by till they are needed. It will save buying, and you can go to your stock any time and make over what you want.
"I shall order you destroyed in a few minutes, so you will have no need to ruin our pretty melon vines and berry bushes.
"It will be several days before she needs to be picked, or at least that is my judgment.
'I think nothing,' said Kim, 'but that I am grieved to go, for I am very weary; and that we need food.
'These cattle' - she did not condescend to look at them - 'are thine for so long as thou shalt need.'
'I do not need anything,' said Kim, angered where he should have been grateful.
The lama, refreshed by his sleep and the spirit, needed no more than Kim's shoulder to bear him along - a silent, swift-striding man.
If anything is not needed in the kilta - see here!'
Oh, the weary Road!' Kim felt that he too needed rest.
The Service has consistently ruled that the governmental payments must be made on the basis of need. (13) As a means of assessing need, some authority looks to the payment recipient's income level.