Synonyms of needed


1. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: 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 postulate a patient's consent"

2. want, need, require, be

usage: have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

3. need

usage: have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"


1. needed, needful, required, requisite, necessary (vs. unnecessary)

usage: necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful"

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