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(archaic, often with "must") Due to necessity
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“One must needs run when the demon arrives.”
(has to) Indicates an obligation
(rare) To require as a necessity
“We will need strong leaders to solve a problem of this magnitude.”
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!”
Expressing a necessity or obligation for an outcome
“All you need do as of now is to be patient.”
Plural for a requirement for something
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“There was a need for a change after having the same administration in office for several years.”
Wants or desires
Plural for that which must be done out of principle
“He had a need to apologize for his wrongdoings.”
Plural for a state of requiring help
“You were always there for the children in their hour of need.”
Plural for a state of poverty or impoverishment
“Our focus was on the city's homeless whose need was our first priority.”
(often in plural form "needs") Plural for something that is essential or required
“Food is a human need, as is water.”
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