need


need
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noun
1 situation where sth is needed/necessary
ADJECTIVE
big (esp. AmE), considerable (esp. BrE), great, strong

There is a great need for English language classes.

special

There is a special need for well-trained teachers.

overriding, overwhelming, paramount
burning, compelling, critical, crying, desperate, dire, driving, immediate, pressing, serious, urgent

a crying need for skilled workers

These children are in dire need.

real
clear
basic, essential, fundamental
sudden
constant, continuing

He's in constant need of treatment.

growing, increased, increasing
reduced
possible
perceived
common

our common need for self-preservation

individual
human

the human need to order existence

political, social
VERB + NEED
feel, have

I felt the need to do something.

express

Several governments have expressed the need for a cautious approach to the conflict.

demonstrate, indicate, prove, show, suggest

The incident proved the need for a continuing military presence in the area.

reflect

a law reflecting a need for better social conditions

create

The war created a need for national unity.

address, fill (esp. AmE), fulfil/fulfill, meet, satisfy
be driven by

Research is currently driven by the need to reduce pollution.

avoid, eliminate, obviate, remove

Early intervention frequently eliminates the need for surgery.

reduce
be aware of, be sensitive to
accept, acknowledge, perceive, recognize, see

I see no need to do anything hasty.

emphasize, heighten, highlight, reaffirm, stress, underline, underscore (esp. AmE)

She stressed the need for cooperation with the authorities.

support

I understand and support their need to make a living.

ignore, overlook
deny

The government has denied the need for economic reform.

understand
consider
NEED + VERB
exist

A need exists to bridge the gap between theory and practice in nursing.

arise

The system can be switched to emergency power should the need arise.

PREPOSITION
in need (of)

a campaign to help children in need

The room was sorely in need of a fresh coat of paint.

need for

the need for change

PHRASES
any, little, no, etc. need

There's no need to worry.

2 sth that sb requires
ADJECTIVE
basic, essential, fundamental
particular, special, specific, unique

a school for children with special educational needs

immediate, pressing
long-term
future
changing
conflicting
unmet
local
individual, personal
community, public
customer, patient, user, etc.
customers', patients', users', etc.
human

Energy for cooking is a basic human need.

humanitarian
material, physical

material needs of food and shelter

dietary
health, health-care, medical
biological, bodily, emotional, physical, psychological, sexual, spiritual
educational
political, social
business, economic, financial
operational
energy
information
VERB + NEED
be responsive to, be sensitive to
address, cater for, cater to, cover, fill (esp. AmE), fit (esp. AmE), fulfil/fulfill, meet, provide for, respond to, satisfy, serve, supply

a new union set up to address the needs of seasonal workers

€25 a day was enough to cover all his needs.

We have now met most of the humanitarian needs of the refugees.

suit, tailor sth to

The coaching is informal and tailored to individual needs.

identify
assess, consider
balance

We try to balance the needs of all our customers.

PHRASES
needs and desires
sb's every need

Our staff will cater to your every need.

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verb
ADVERB
badly, desperately, really, sorely, urgently

She needed some money badly.

Research is urgently needed into the causes of this illness.

certainly, definitely
probably
clearly, obviously
just, only, simply

I just need some information.

hardly

You hardly need me to tell you that your father is still very frail and must not be upset.

not necessarily

These people require 24-hour attention, but they do not necessarily need to be in the hospital.

no longer
still
VERB + NEED
be going to
be expected to, be likely to, may well

You may well need to look outside your preferred area to find an affordable hotel.

Need is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑consumer, ↑country
Need is used with these nouns as the object: ↑adjustment, ↑affection, ↑alteration, ↑answer, ↑approval, ↑assistance, ↑assurance, ↑attention, ↑authorization, ↑backing, ↑Band-Aid, ↑bath, ↑break, ↑breather, ↑care, ↑clarification, ↑closure, ↑comb, ↑comfort, ↑companionship, ↑company, ↑concentration, ↑confirmation, ↑consideration, ↑continuity, ↑cooperation, ↑coordination, ↑correction, ↑counselling, ↑crutch, ↑cut, ↑dedication, ↑dictionary, ↑diplomacy, ↑discipline, ↑discretion, ↑donation, ↑drink, ↑effort, ↑encouragement, ↑energy, ↑equipment, ↑escape, ↑escort, ↑excuse, ↑exercise, ↑expertise, ↑explanation, ↑exploration, ↑favour, ↑finance, ↑fix, ↑flexibility, ↑follow-up, ↑forgiveness, ↑guidance, ↑haircut, ↑hand, ↑handling, ↑help, ↑holiday, ↑identification, ↑improvement, ↑incentive, ↑information, ↑injection, ↑input, ↑inspiration, ↑instruction, ↑insurance, ↑justification, ↑kip, ↑lavatory, ↑leadership, ↑lecture, ↑legislation, ↑loo, ↑luck, ↑maintenance, ↑management, ↑manpower, ↑medication, ↑miracle, ↑modification, ↑monitoring, ↑notice, ↑nourishment, ↑outlet, ↑overhaul, ↑patience, ↑pee, ↑permission, ↑permit, ↑persuasion, ↑planning, ↑practice, ↑preparation, ↑proof, ↑protection, ↑qualification, ↑reassurance, ↑receipt, ↑redemption, ↑reference, ↑refinement, ↑refreshment, ↑reinforcement, ↑release, ↑remedy, ↑reminder, ↑renovation, ↑repair, ↑replacement, ↑research, ↑reservation, ↑resolution, ↑respite, ↑rest, ↑restoration, ↑revenue, ↑revision, ↑ride, ↑service, ↑shake-up, ↑shave, ↑shelter, ↑skill, ↑slap, ↑sleep, ↑stamina, ↑stimulation, ↑stitch, ↑structure, ↑supervision, ↑support, ↑surgery, ↑swing, ↑sympathy, ↑tact, ↑therapy, ↑time, ↑toilet, ↑transfusion, ↑transplant, ↑treatment, ↑vacation, ↑verification, ↑visa, ↑volunteer, ↑vote, ↑warrant, ↑wash, ↑wee

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