1. A condition requiring relief (synset 114472592)
    "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"
  2. Anything that is necessary but lacking (synset 109390888)
    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
  3. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal;
    The reason for the action;
    That which gives purpose and direction to behavior (synset 100023953)
    "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
  4. A state of extreme poverty or destitution (synset 114517300)
    "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
  1. Require as useful, just, or proper (synset 202634015)
    "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. Have need of (synset 201191258)
    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  3. Have or feel a need for (synset 201191646)
    "always needing friends and money"

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