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