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Noun
A requirement for something
“There was a need for change after having the same administration in office for several years.”
Verb
To require a tangible object or objects
“I need some cutlery to eat my dinner with.”
Verb
To emotionally yearn for
“It's been so long since I've had ice-cream and I need it now!”
Noun
What must to be done out of principle
“He had a need to apologize for his wrongdoings.”
Verb
To require the intervention of someone or something
“We will need strong leaders to solve a problem of this magnitude.”
Noun
A state of requiring help
“You were always there for the children in their hour of need.”
Noun
A state of poverty or impoverishment
“Our focus was on the city's homeless whose need was our first priority.”
Verb
Expressing a necessity or obligation for an outcome
“All you need do as of now is to be patient.”
Noun
(often in plural form "needs") Something that is essential or required
“Food is a human need, as is water.”
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