Ask Difference

Necessary vs. Required — What's the Difference?

Necessary vs. Required — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Necessary and Required

ADVERTISEMENT

Compare with Definitions

Necessary

Needed or required
A contract complete with the necessary signatures.
Conditions necessary to life.
Dec 31, 2021

Required

Needed; essential
Missing several required parts.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Unavoidably determined by prior conditions or circumstances; inevitable
The necessary results of overindulgence.
Dec 31, 2021

Required

Obligatory
Required reading.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Logically inevitable
A necessary conclusion.
Dec 31, 2021
ADVERTISEMENT

Required

Simple past tense and past participle of require
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Required by obligation, compulsion, or convention
Made the necessary apologies.
Dec 31, 2021

Required

Necessary; obligatory; mandatory.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Something indispensable.
Dec 31, 2021

Required

Necessary for relief or supply;
Provided them with all things needful
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Required, essential, whether logically inescapable or needed in order to achieve a desired result or avoid some penalty.
Although I wished to think that all was false, it was yet necessary that I, who thus thought, must in some sense exist.
It is absolutely necessary that you call and confirm your appointment.
Dec 31, 2021

Required

Required by rule;
In most schools physical education are compulsory
Attendance is mandatory
Required reading
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Unavoidable, inevitable.
If it is absolutely necessary to use public computers, you should plan ahead and forward your e-mail to a temporary, disposable account.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

(obsolete) Determined, involuntary: acting from compulsion rather than free will.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

A place to do the "necessary" business of urination and defecation: an outhouse or lavatory.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

(obsolete) Necessity.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
Death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requisite; essential.
A certain kind of temper is necessary to the pleasure and quiet of our minds.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; - opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

A privy; a water-closet.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Anything indispensable;
Food and shelter are necessities of life
The essentials of the good life
Allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
A place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Absolutely essential
Dec 31, 2021

Necessary

Unavoidably determined by prior circumstances;
The necessary consequences of one's actions
Dec 31, 2021

Share Your Discovery

Share via Social Media
Embed This Content
Embed Code
Share Directly via Messenger
Link
Previous Comparison
Progress vs. Proceed

Popular Comparisons

Featured Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

New Comparisons

Trending Terms