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Need vs. Needed

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Neednoun

A requirement for something; something needed.

‘There's no need to speculate; we can easily find out for sure.’; ‘She grew irritated with his constant need for attention.’; ‘Our needs are not being met.’; ‘I've always tried to have few needs beyond food, clothing and shelter.’;

Neededverb

simple past tense and past participle of need

Neednoun

Lack of means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.

Neededadjective

Necessary; being required.

Needverb

(transitive) To have an absolute requirement for.

‘Living things need water to survive.’;

Needed

necessary; as, provided them with all needed equipment. Opposite of unnecessary.

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Needverb

(transitive) To want strongly; to feel that one must have something.

‘After ten days of hiking, I needed a shower and a shave.’;

Neededadjective

necessary for relief or supply;

‘provided them with all things needful’;

Needverb

(modal verb) To be obliged or required (to do something).

‘You need not go if you don't want to.’;

Needverb

(intransitive) To be required; to be necessary.

Needverb

To be necessary (to someone).

Neednoun

A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.

‘And the city had no need of the sun.’; ‘I have no need to beg.’; ‘Be governed by your needs, not by your fancy.’;

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Neednoun

Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.

‘Famine is in thy cheeks;Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes.’;

Neednoun

That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business.

Neednoun

Situation of need; peril; danger.

Needverb

To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.

‘Other creatures all day longRove idle, unemployed, and less need rest.’;

Needverb

To be wanted; to be necessary.

‘When we have done it, we have done all that is in our power, and all that needs.’;

Needadverb

Of necessity. See Needs.

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Neednoun

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’;

Neednoun

anything that is necessary but lacking;

‘he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs’; ‘I tried to supply his wants’;

Neednoun

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’;

Neednoun

a state of extreme poverty or destitution;

‘their indigence appalled him’; ‘a general state of need exists among the homeless’;

Needverb

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’; ‘This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent’;

Needverb

have need of;

‘This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner’;

Needverb

have or feel a need for;

‘always needing friends and money’;

Need

A need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life. Needs are distinguished from wants.

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