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need

I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a need for cooperation
▪ There is a need for closer cooperation between the departments.
an urgent need
▪ There is an urgent need for stricter regulation.
be badly in need of sth (=need sth very much)
▪ He felt badly in need of a cup of coffee.
be in need of repair
▪ Many of the cottages were badly in need of repair.
desperately want/need
▪ The crops desperately need rain.
don’t need this...crap (=used when you are angry about the way someone is behaving towards you)
▪ I don’t need this kind of crap .
eliminate a need/possibility/risk/problem etc
▪ The credit card eliminates the need for cash or cheques.
▪ There is no solution that will totally eliminate the possibility of theft.
emphasizing...need
▪ Logan made a speech emphasizing the need for more volunteers.
energy needs/requirements
▪ 65% of the country’s energy needs are met by imported oil.
fill a need/demand
▪ Volunteers fill a real need for teachers in the Somali Republic.
fulfils...need
▪ There is little doubt that the scheme fulfils a need for our community.
human needs (=the things people need to have in order to live a normal healthy comfortable life)
▪ The islanders meet the universal basic human needs of food and shelter in unexpected ways.
in dire need of
▪ The country is in dire need of food aid.
in sore need of
▪ Inner city schools are in sore need of extra funds.
individual needs
▪ You can have the bathroom designed to suit your individual needs.
need a break
▪ I’m sorry, I can’t do any more - I need a break.
need a firm hand
▪ These children need a firm hand.
need a minimum of sth (also require a minimum of sthformal)
▪ We’ll need a minimum of two days to get this ready.
need a miracle
▪ He'll need a miracle to pass this test.
need a vacation
▪ You're working too hard. You need a vacation.
need assistance
▪ Phone this number if you need any assistance.
need cleaning
▪ Your shoes need cleaning.
need cooperation
▪ Schools need the cooperation of parents.
need encouragement
▪ These kids just need some encouragement, that's all.
need help
▪ Some of the older patients need help with walking.
need information
▪ When I needed information for my report, Jack was always extremely helpful.
need modification (also require modificationformal)
▪ Some of the older power stations urgently needed modification.
need notice (also require noticeformal)
▪ The company requires a month’s notice of any holiday time you would like to take.
need permission
▪ You'll need written permission from your parents first.
need practice
▪ She needs more practice.
need proof
▪ He needed proof to back up those allegations.
need protection (also require protectionformal)
▪ He seemed to think that she needed protection.
need surgery (also require surgeryformal)
▪ He is likely to need surgery in the near future.
need the toiletBritish English (= need to use the toilet)
▪ Does anyone need the toilet before we set off?
need/require a permit
▪ EU citizens no longer need a permit to work in the UK.
need/require an explanation
▪ We think the minister’s decision requires an explanation.
need/require care
▪ She had an aging mother who required constant care.
need/require consideration
▪ Money is usually the first issue that needs consideration.
need/require equipment
▪ For scuba diving, you’ll need specialized equipment.
need/require expertise
▪ It’s a specialist job that requires expertise.
need/require preparation
▪ Important competitions need proper preparation.
need/require supervision
▪ I do not need constant supervision.
need/require training
▪ The team will need extra software training.
need/require treatment
▪ All three were beaten so badly that they needed hospital treatment.
needs no introduction (=everyone already knows the person)
▪ Our first contestant needs no introduction.
need/want company
▪ Children need the company of other kids their age.
obviates the need
▪ The new treatment obviates the need for surgery.
pressing problem/matter/need etc
▪ Poverty is a more pressing problem than pollution.
require/need approval
▪ A multi-million pound project will require approval by the full board of directors.
satisfy a need
▪ Education must satisfy the needs of its pupils.
serve the needs/interests of sb/sth
▪ research projects that serve the needs of industry
sorely needed
▪ Your help is sorely needed.
special needs
▪ children with special needs
stress the need for sth
▪ She stressed the need for more effective policing.
suit sb's needs/requirements
▪ The building has been adapted to suit the needs of older people.
tailor sth to meet/suit sb’s needs/requirements
▪ The classes are tailored to suit learners’ needs.
the know-how needed
the know-how needed by today’s practising lawyer
the last thing sb needs/wants
▪ The last thing she needed was for me to start crying too.
the needs of the individual
▪ The fitness program is adapted to the needs of the individual.
the needs of the learner
▪ The language in the coursebook is controlled to meet the needs of the learner.
There is a crying need for
There is a crying need for doctors.
unconscious feeling/desire/need etc
▪ an unconscious need to be loved
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
also
▪ The class may also need to know about important background dates like the date of the Second World War, and so on.
▪ We need sustenance and a viable habitat, but we also need social cohesion and connection of all sorts.
▪ The routing for the jet efflux also needs to be considered.
▪ Both parents also need basic knowledge about the possible interventions that may become necessary or may be offered.
▪ We will also need networks in the home for data and video distribution.
▪ You also need a feeling of coherence and consistency between your work and your beliefs.
▪ As people have more leisure, they also need better facilities for sport.
▪ Funds are also needed to provide wheelchairs and synthesizers.
badly
▪ The church there is undergoing difficult times and badly needs our prayers.
▪ The tribes will be forced to spend money they badly need for other things to defeat it.
▪ In one way I hated doing it, but it was exactly the sort of shot I badly needed to get.
▪ Forget the old adage about non-stop bicycling; the growing Community badly needs a decade of constitutional calm.
▪ Union leaders say the hot line is needed badly.
▪ From what I can see Bill Wyman also badly needs help.
▪ Netcom also has the expertise of working with Internet customers that a telephone company would need badly to succeed in the business.
desperately
▪ She needed desperately to be alone for a little while - to think.
▪ His hard, tough, unsentimental mind gave to the weak young republic the guidance it desperately needed.
▪ The world today desperately needs to build communities of love and peace.
▪ This team desperately needed a showman, and it got one when it persuaded Barkley to re-enlist.
▪ He has been endlessly harassed by the press who desperately need a story.
▪ It is in defense of democracy against this everpresent danger that a literacy based upon informed irreverence is most desperately needed.
▪ Duval, destroyed, looked as though he desperately needed the bell for the end of the round of golf.
▪ The money was desperately needed to expand the system to accommodate an ever-increasing population.
really
▪ Do we really need lots of people sitting around pondering on research topics that are of little benefit to man or beast?
▪ After last night, after any of these nights lately, I was so physically exhausted, I really needed sleep!
▪ We really need to catch this man before he attacks some one else.
▪ And who really needs rock music, hair coloring and makeup anyway?
▪ Something really needs to be done.
▪ It was so substantial that it really needs to be removed from the appetizer list and placed under entrees.
still
▪ Patients would still need to be treated every month.
▪ The auditorium was recently renovated for more than $ 2 million and still needs improvements.
▪ But you still need to prepare.
▪ Two key questions still need to be addressed: Do consumers want new services and will they pay for them?
▪ Many general practitioners still need to be convinced that their views will be listened to and where appropriate acted on.
▪ We still needed a product orientation, not job orientation, and we needed goals, measurement, comparison, and feedback.
▪ The cheapest proposal would still need five years to recoup its costs.
▪ There seems to be a lot of work still needed, but the pedal boat is only part of the mosaic.
urgently
▪ Of course something must be done to reduce road congestion: revenue taken from road-users urgently needs to be invested in roads.
▪ No wonder the rights of citizenship were granted only grudgingly, except when the town urgently needed to increase its population.
▪ Bragg says that universities urgently need to convince academics that popularising research is respectable.
▪ Successive dollars of income will go for less urgently needed goods and finally for trivial goods and services.
▪ After all, what most urgently needs thought in this century, if not the event and the phantasm?
▪ If we are going to maintain the modern world, then concerted action for the future is urgently needed.
▪ Some of the lines urgently need modernising.
▪ We will reform decision-making Britain urgently needs a better way of making economic decisions.
■ NOUN
attention
▪ You will need to pay attention to the first impression you make.
▪ But like Charles Frye, Rudi felt that his students needed counseling-and attention and support-at least as much as they needed teaching.
▪ Ron Deacon is adoptive father to five love bird chicks, who need constant care and attention.
▪ Doctors say she will need years of medical attention.
▪ The Beaumaris and District Civic Trust has highlighted problems which it says need attention.
▪ But in the end, something sound emerges from all the noise: An issue that needs attention gets it.
▪ We need to pay particular attention to two things.
▪ It is one of the blessings of nature that the lock is something which needs minor attention.
help
▪ Managers will need help to understand people's needs during a period of transition and also their own reactions to change.
▪ To avoid spinsterhood, she would need the help of her family.
▪ This means that there are more old people needing special help and proportionately fewer people of working age to provide for them.
▪ Shaving had an impact on his morale and he needed all the help he could get.
▪ He needed no help from men and women, and needed no partner.
▪ These were students who needed help, academically and in all the other ways that City College students needed help.
▪ It was insensitive to the champion's feelings but Henin looked as though she needed all the help she could get.
▪ On the other hand, work-inhibited students need all the help they can get in order to bolster their weak egos.
money
▪ But a merchant needs capital to trade with, and a government needs money to spend.
▪ He referred a couple of times to needing more money to do that.
▪ When I need more money, I get some work for a week or two.
▪ He needed the money for an eye operation for his wife.
▪ We have to: we need the money.
▪ Hey, Al needs some money.....
■ VERB
don
▪ The Who don t need the money, but they are hungry to be relevant.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a friend in need
▪ Posing as a friend in need it approaches the unsuspecting host and takes a bite, usually from the gills.
burning ambition/desire/need etc
▪ Both books, written out of what had gradually become a burning ambition, were however nothing more than starters.
▪ Bruce was a short, stocky man with red hair and a burning ambition.
▪ But they didn't reckon with her burning ambition to win a third time.
▪ His own unashamed, burning ambition is' to make money.
▪ I just have never had a burning desire to practice law.
▪ It hadn't been an easy task, and in spite of his burning ambition and will to succeed.
▪ The second time, it was a passion, a burning desire.
▪ You see, she had this burning ambition to succeed on the stage.
compelling need/desire/urge (to do sth)
▪ And it was from these experiments that Work place 2000 emerged as the response to a compelling need for change.
▪ Most women with bulimia, particularly those with a history of anorexia, have a compelling desire to be thinner.
▪ Such freedoms can be abridged only if the state shows it has a compelling need to do so.
▪ Suddenly I had a compelling urge to look at Wilkerson.
crying need for sth
▪ There is a crying need for an international insolvency convention.
need some (more) meat on your bones
▪ Matt, you need some more meat on your bones!
need/want sth like a hole in the head
take/need a cold shower
▪ He put water on to boil and took a cold shower.
▪ I took a cold shower and changed my clothes.
▪ In the morning, when you get up, take a cold shower.
▪ Instead he took a cold shower and a huge mug of coffee, and tried to sort out his thoughts.
▪ There is one foolproof way to rid yourself of this - take a cold shower.
the last thing sb wants/expects/needs etc
▪ I like going to bed with her when going to bed with me is the last thing she wants.
▪ To be slipshod is to be hounded, which is the last thing he wants.
▪ With household costs inevitably rising, the last thing he wants is a larger mortgage than he can reasonably afford.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A job like nursing needs patience and understanding.
▪ Dave's been working really hard - he needs a holiday.
▪ Do you need some help?
▪ Do you still need volunteers to help clean up after the party?
▪ Don't forget, the plants need watering once a week.
▪ He needs the information for an article he's writing.
▪ I need a drink - coming to the bar?
▪ I needed some sleep.
▪ I think Brad's car needs new tires.
▪ I think she might need a doctor.
▪ It's cold outside -- you'll need a coat.
▪ It must have needed a great deal of self-discipline for you to lose so much weight in such a short time.
▪ My hair needs washing.
▪ Nancy is going to the store - do we need any milk?
▪ Teaching children to read needs a lot of patience and skill.
▪ The front room needs a coat of paint.
▪ The team badly needs a victory.
▪ We need to take the cat to the vet.
▪ What are the qualities that are needed for the job?
▪ You don't have to paint UPVC windows, and they need only an occasional wash down with detergent.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But there is no evidence that they have exercised that responsibility when it has been most needed.
▪ But to have such an epidemic you need more than an easily transmissible bug.
▪ His talents were needed to rescue the situation, to merge the Virginia armies into a revitalized Army of the Potomac.
▪ Many patients need continuing care, follow up or rehabilitation.
▪ Smart public managers spend every penny of every line item, whether they need to or not.
▪ To do that there may be times when we need to put trust in a professional to help solve our difficulties.
▪ To meet all my criteria I needed to get a job.
▪ We can treat lone parents as poor people, needing means-tested social assistance of some sort - as we do now.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
basic
▪ Maslow, if we recall, suggested that this is one of our basic needs. 4.
▪ Romances, then, appeal to a basic need for mental escape and to our sense of practicality.
▪ Different interpretations might be applied to different organizations, but the basic information needs are the same.
▪ With basic needs in increasingly short supply, the social fabric of Cairo is showing signs of fraying.
▪ The social system has certain basic needs which must be met if it is to survive.
▪ People had jobs; basic needs were met.
▪ Meaningful work is satisfying because it is rooted in basic human needs.
desperate
▪ Education and health are in desperate need of investment.
▪ With hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of food and shelter, six more helicopters were sent from Pretoria.
▪ Often it can force frightened people in desperate need to take a pittance.
▪ His fear of blood had been overcome tonight because of his desperate need not to be a killer of animals.
▪ They felt a desperate need for credible values and a personal spiritual center.
▪ There is a desperate need to provide these precious specimens with surroundings that are better designed to ensure their preservation.
▪ He had a desperate need to control both people and events.
educational
▪ This compares with an estimated proportion of the school population with special educational needs of 20 percent.
▪ ACE/AGIT recommend that one of the governors undertakes to look after the interests of the children with special educational needs.
▪ By focusing on the educational needs of the poor, the act avoided the religious controversy that killed its proposals under Kennedy.
▪ Despite the integrative intentions of recent legislation, the Authority continued its administrative separation of special educational needs from primary education.
▪ Neglect of the educational needs of people starts at the very beginning.
▪ The chapter concludes by considering the implications of the Education Reform Act for under-fives and special educational needs.
great
▪ The existence of such a statement confirms that the child has greater special educational needs than most other children with such needs.
▪ She was in very great need of cheering up.
▪ There is a great need for music and art that cries out for change in this sad, sick society.
▪ One man who did this and filled a great need was James Watt.
▪ Their greater need is for explanations - or so their interest in these lessons suggests.
▪ Quality assurance must have a sufficiently comprehensive scope to identify all areas having the greatest need or potential for improvement. 4.
▪ Some day, some one will be in greater need than me.
▪ Apparently the savings in costs are greater than the need to function as an independent news source.
individual
▪ The time we spend attending to these individual needs is bound to vary somewhat.
▪ They must also cultivate the psychological flexibility to respond to ever-changing work, family, and individual needs.
▪ Specially tailored Plan to suit your individual needs.
▪ Others are due to discrepancies between individual workers' needs and their employers' require-ments.
▪ They are concerned with the problems of adapting designs to meet individual needs.
▪ And each business should choose its set carefully, to fit its individual needs.
▪ Providing for exceptional and individual needs may be more costly than providing for the average needs of fairly homogeneous groups of pupils.
▪ Within each individual sleep needs remain quite constant.
particular
▪ The staff of the receiving primary school would be alerted to the child's particular needs.
▪ These statements specify the educational and other provisions that are necessary to meet the pupil's particular needs.
▪ Every Partnership developing a Compact will design a management structure servicing its particular needs.
▪ These can all be customised to suit your particular needs.
▪ Many areas have special schemes which fit in with the particular needs of individual people at home.
▪ Many different disciplines need to be aware of the particular needs of such patients and the implications of new findings.
▪ Second, people feel that central government is remote from their particular needs.
▪ The differences, where there are any, will be dictated by the target group of learners and their particular needs.
pressing
▪ Funding issues For many centres, securing funding for the new qualifications is a pressing need.
▪ The most pressing need was probably in financial management.
▪ The spur for development in tests usually came from a pressing practical need.
▪ More pressing was the need to find shelter, food and extra clothing.
▪ Anomalies are also regarded as serious if they are important with respect to some pressing social need.
▪ But this is not a pressing need.
▪ A family business, with quite modest funds, has a pressing need for more capital.
▪ This reorganization in 1962 was largely a result of the pressing need of the railways for financial readjustment.
real
▪ After shifting through hundreds of pics of your gorgeous guys we found one that was in real need of a Hollywood make-over!
▪ Some day, there will undoubtedly be a real need for another independent counsel to investigate real wrongdoing by high officials.
▪ Sally's long blonde hair was in real need of conditioning and re-colouring.
▪ Short of clambering down there myself I could be no surer, and there was no real need for that.
▪ In identifying and responding to real needs he did not shrink from touching the painful spots.
▪ The time has come for Britain to cut its military spending and begin to use its limited resources for our real needs.
▪ They were introduced when there was a real need to get some hot food into the poor.
▪ It also enables older people to challenge what is done for them, and to make provision more in line with their real needs.
social
▪ The division between health and social needs can be narrowed by joint training.
▪ But often guilt and circumstances keep them from acting on their social needs.
▪ They are most likely to be attached to primary schools in areas of social need, or to special schools.
▪ He sees the trajectory of his industrial social formation in contradiction to meeting fundamental human and social needs.
▪ Swimming illustrates the overlap between sport and social need.
▪ Staff should be given relevant information about patients and their social and medical needs.
▪ The defence of qualified privilege has been developed in accordance with social needs.
▪ Whatever the relationship between state and society, policies may be interpreted as responses to perceived social needs.
special
▪ The tax credit will be $ 6, 000 for adoptions involving children with special needs.
▪ Not every hospital has the resources or the skilled nursing staff to see to the special needs of many of these patients.
▪ These memories may evoke in her a special need to be protected.
▪ The distribution of students with special needs among different types of courses is shown in Figure 11.27.
▪ Approximately one-fifth of all school children are believed to have special educational needs of one sort or another.
▪ It is important to bear this in mind in any study of the role of school governors in meeting special educational needs.
▪ Provision of special educational needs was the most worrying area.
urgent
▪ Roughly half the children who are adopted feel an urgent need to discover their origins.
▪ Yet at the same time he offers the black underclass, and its more urgent needs, little more than benign neglect.
▪ In the 1960s this preoccupation gave way to an urgent need to consider domestic problems such as racial disharmony and poverty.
▪ The thousands of visitors to the excavations have shown there is an urgent need to make the site into an archaeological park.
▪ On the Avon, some of the weirs date back 1,000 years and are in urgent need of restoration.
▪ A fresh start By April 1991 Pearl had recognised the urgent need for change.
▪ The church should be able to respond to these urgent needs more effectively than any other group and provide clear leadership.
▪ Blood began to course into the gristle to make it erect again, and he was suddenly full of urgent need.
■ VERB
eliminate
▪ Dedicated to non-man entry sewer repair and maintenance, the Sika-Robot cuts costs by eliminating the need to excavate pipes.
▪ The soft new mud automatically eliminated the need for plowing and fertilization.
▪ This eliminates the need for an operator at the machine itself to intervene continually in the production process.
▪ This system also eliminates the need for expensive electronic amplifiers.
▪ It eliminates the need to search the file sequentially.
▪ That eliminated the need for a new check.
▪ This also eliminates the need to scroll to find data, which would defeat the purpose of having a command centre.
▪ This eliminates the need for investors having to call different fund families for prospectuses.
emphasize
▪ The report also emphasized the need for adequate training and supervision of personnel working in this area.
▪ They emphasize the need for the abuser to know his feelings, identify his inner frustrations and redirect his responses.
▪ Services have thus frequently emphasized the need for custody, punishment and control rather than for rehabilitation and reintegration.
▪ Intransigence and personal suffering highlighted the principle at stake and emphasized the need of fighting for it.
▪ Such statutes however constitute a complicating factor and emphasize the need for long-term solutions through international understanding.
▪ To redress the imbalance between the photograph and the original he emphasizes the need for more original art in more public places.
▪ He emphasizes the need for proper training for people in both new types of job.
▪ The following chapter emphasizes the need for man to be ever in communication even through the squeeze of a hand.
feel
▪ It's the first time any Oxford college has felt the need to take such measures.
▪ Some of them feel a need to defend this by writing indigestible, difficult to understand books that are incoherent.
▪ She had hoped that after so long here nomole would ever feel the need to ask her.
▪ Nevertheless, I feel the need to unburden myself in print.
▪ He feels no need to conceal his personal ambition.
▪ Why did Joe Fogarty feel the need to protect Jack Diamond?
▪ Whether they knew George Pittendrigh or not they felt a need to be solemn, to show at least an awareness of mortality.
▪ Because depressed adolescents often feel a greater need for acceptance, they may be more likely to smoke if their peers do.
fill
▪ Others can fill your needs, like finding a reliable defender.
▪ It was vital to fill those needs so that women would begin to buy tickets and travel by airlines.
▪ The wide acceptance of this style guide, and similar ones in other disciplines, suggests that it fills a need.
▪ He could get his feet on the ground by filling a lefty bullpen need.
▪ Antonia Fraser's admirable book has entirely filled that need.
▪ One man who did this and filled a great need was James Watt.
▪ Engineering does not start by knowing the answers but by attempting to fill the need.
▪ Where bilingual ballots do fill a need is in the initiatives such as bond issues, charter amendments and the like.
fulfil
▪ Many meetings help individuals and groups to overcome their particular problems or fulfil an emotional need.
▪ Thus, a reasonable immediate goal would be to direct our domestic oil Production towards fulfilling domestic transportation needs.
▪ It appeared that we had fulfilled a need among people.
▪ Only needs not yet satisfied can influence behavior; an adequately fulfilled need is not a motivator.
▪ Avoid them for two weeks, but substitute other foods that will fulfil your nutritional needs.
▪ It is almost as though the fear and the response fulfil a national need.
▪ First, the structure of the building must be adequate in space and design to fulfil the needs of the department.
▪ The first was that the Sisters were fulfilling a need.
identify
▪ Does it adequately outline assessment procedures which will identify the needs of the deaf child?
▪ School-based enterprises and service learning projects allow students to identify and address community needs.
▪ The purchaser should identify the need for an independent valuation as early as possible to avoid subsequent delay nearer completion.
▪ The infant can feel at one with its care-taker because the caretaker identifies with the needs of the infant.
▪ The probability of socially disadvantaged children being identified as having special needs is very much greater than in other children.
▪ To facilitate medical care by providing a basis for identifying individuals in need of follow-up treatment. 3.
▪ The first two chapters offer a definition of spirituality and a way of identifying spiritual need.
▪ Work is in hand on identifying information needs and relevant publicity material is in preparation.
meet
▪ Money could then be ploughed into smaller projects which create jobs, meet the needs of local people and conserve the environment.
▪ Heart failure means that the heart muscle is not pumping well enough to meet the need for oxygen-rich blood.
▪ Consumers are thought to be waiting to see if new mobile phone services and email via television meet their needs.
▪ Attempts to rebuild the curriculum so as more nearly to meet the socioeconomic needs of the region are beset with cultural obstacles.
▪ The model of pragmatic mediation that I am proposing here is designed to meet that need.
▪ She exerts tremendous levels of energy to meet his every need.
▪ Tranquilliser Dependence Many local drug treatment centres provide services to meet the particular needs of people dependent on drugs such as tranquillisers.
▪ Once again, they were not especially oriented to meeting strategic corporate needs.
obviate
▪ The settlement, which concluded four months of negotiations, obviated the need for the separate cases to be heard in court.
▪ That violence was unacceptable obviated the need to search for a sufficient cause.
▪ They rolled up and down perfectly and their presence obviated the need for curtains.
▪ But such divine activity does not obviate the urgent need for witness.
▪ He also expressed optimism that an acceptable constitutional arrangement could be agreed which would obviate the need for Quebec to seek independence.
▪ Instead, data are provided directly and more timely to obviate this need.
▪ I obviate the need to travel.
▪ My language awareness course is intended to obviate the need for it by enabling any teacher to learn alongside the pupils.
satisfy
▪ Baboons are highly intelligent animals and learn to satisfy their biological needs in many often diverse ways.
▪ This could satisfy the need of mixed-race people to be able to specify who they are.
▪ Surveys ought to focus on how parents and children perceive the ways in which the school satisfies their needs.
▪ Since the end of the cold war the efforts of Washington have been devoted to satisfying the needs of the financial sector.
▪ It becomes too big and unwieldy and no longer possesses sufficient land to satisfy the needs of all.
▪ But pay they do, because it satisfies some pathetic psychological need.
▪ Qualitative information satisfies the need for trends of what is happening in markets.
▪ When man has satisfied his physical needs, then psychologically grounded desires take over.
serve
▪ If, however, the schools offered the prospect of serving such obvious needs why, then, did the experiment collapse?
▪ It was ideally located, perfectly engineered and specifically oriented to serving the needs of airplane builders and users.
▪ Nor were they able to serve new needs in radically different ways.
▪ Industry watchers say that record companies have cut production of an unprofitable product that no longer serves the needs of the industry.
▪ More fundamentally, the design activity will be meaningless unless it is directed towards serving some human need.
▪ It serves our needs in ways that the giants can not, which is spiritual rather than practical.
▪ Some councils have tried to tackle this difficulty through a policy of permitting only those new developments that will serve local needs.
▪ And Trowbridge will design any menu to serve your individual needs.
stress
▪ But while recommending such long-term plans, I must stress the need for flexibility.
▪ And a commission run by former Defense Secretary Harold Brown stressed last year the need for a younger work force.
▪ In view of this, the committee stressed the need to restrict the availability of highly hazardous pesticides.
▪ The report also stressed the need for a clear mission for the district.
▪ He also stressed the need for faster and more sophisticated vessels to combat modern smuggling by sea.
▪ Throughout the day, party chieftains stressed the need to focus on the competition.
▪ It has stressed the need for personal and family responsibility within a framework of the local community or neighbourhood.
▪ We have already stressed the need for you to keep your notes and assignments in properly labelled and categorised loose-leaf folders.
suit
▪ Furniture should be versatile enough to suit different needs and situations which might well change over the years.
▪ Most near-Earth asteroids follow trajectories that are much better suited to the needs of belt-bound Earthlings.
▪ Language training to suit specific needs 2.
▪ Sometimes the only way to end discrimination against older people is to offer positive measures to suit their special needs.
▪ Specially tailored Plan to suit your individual needs.
▪ These can all be customised to suit your particular needs.
▪ A concept, rather than a uniquely defined product, it will be implemented to suit customer's individual needs.
▪ We offer a specially designed Franchise Loan which can be tailor-made to suit your needs.
understand
▪ You must make him understand the need for secrecy.
▪ Of all the servants, the only one who really understood my need to do things for myself was Koju.
▪ NatWest understands your needs and is pleased to help.
▪ On board there was now a widespread and unspoken understanding of the need to husband our resources.
▪ This man understands the need to get the product on the market at the right time.
▪ When management shared such information, employees could understand the need to change.
▪ There are also people of a naturally equable temperament who intuitively understand the need for preparatory mourning and adjust their lives accordingly.
▪ Many people understand the need to deregulate the private sector, but few apply the same thinking to the public sector.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a friend in need
▪ Posing as a friend in need it approaches the unsuspecting host and takes a bite, usually from the gills.
answer a need
▪ Previously, most units had a clean-lined, contemporary look that did not answer needs of style-conscious traditionalists.
▪ Your answer need not be quite as full as the explanations given here.
burning ambition/desire/need etc
▪ Both books, written out of what had gradually become a burning ambition, were however nothing more than starters.
▪ Bruce was a short, stocky man with red hair and a burning ambition.
▪ But they didn't reckon with her burning ambition to win a third time.
▪ His own unashamed, burning ambition is' to make money.
▪ I just have never had a burning desire to practice law.
▪ It hadn't been an easy task, and in spite of his burning ambition and will to succeed.
▪ The second time, it was a passion, a burning desire.
▪ You see, she had this burning ambition to succeed on the stage.
compelling need/desire/urge (to do sth)
▪ And it was from these experiments that Work place 2000 emerged as the response to a compelling need for change.
▪ Most women with bulimia, particularly those with a history of anorexia, have a compelling desire to be thinner.
▪ Such freedoms can be abridged only if the state shows it has a compelling need to do so.
▪ Suddenly I had a compelling urge to look at Wilkerson.
crying need for sth
▪ There is a crying need for an international insolvency convention.
feed an addiction/need etc
▪ The feed needs to be as iron-free as possible in order that the eventual meat will be the light colour preferred by consumers.
feel the need to do sth
▪ Some magazines feel the need to be controversial.
▪ Adult players, by contrast, feel the need to equip themselves with the best.
▪ Don't you feel the need to pray?
▪ Nevertheless, I feel the need to unburden myself in print.
▪ She considered tracking them, but didn't feel the need to make any particular point of it.
▪ She had hoped that after so long here nomole would ever feel the need to ask her.
▪ They feel the need to inject young and hungry talent into the bank's deliberations at the highest level.
▪ Why he felt the need to record these deaths he could not explain.
meet a need/demand/requirement/condition etc
▪ Booksellers are in the vanguard and many of them simply can not get enough books to meet demand.
▪ But, on the theory, to ask if it is true is just to ask if it meets a need.
▪ Compaq are accelerating production in an attempt to meet demand.
▪ Education, training and skills development is another way in which the government attempts to meet demands for labour.
▪ Then it meets requirements for his powerful living.
▪ There was something fishy about the way supply met demand in an investment bank.
▪ To meet demand, Cirrus is stepping up production.
▪ Under the present system the Central Electricity Generating Board is charged with ensuring there is enough power station capacity to meet demand.
need some (more) meat on your bones
▪ Matt, you need some more meat on your bones!
need/want sth like a hole in the head
should the need arise
▪ He knew that should the need arise for him to burst into consciousness, he would.
▪ The network topology is such that new file-servers can be plugged in at any time should the need arise.
▪ What she needed was a weapon of some sort, something that would keep him at a distance should the need arise.
take/need a cold shower
▪ He put water on to boil and took a cold shower.
▪ I took a cold shower and changed my clothes.
▪ In the morning, when you get up, take a cold shower.
▪ Instead he took a cold shower and a huge mug of coffee, and tried to sort out his thoughts.
▪ There is one foolproof way to rid yourself of this - take a cold shower.
the last thing sb wants/expects/needs etc
▪ I like going to bed with her when going to bed with me is the last thing she wants.
▪ To be slipshod is to be hounded, which is the last thing he wants.
▪ With household costs inevitably rising, the last thing he wants is a larger mortgage than he can reasonably afford.
when/if the need arises
▪ They are ready to fight if the need arises.
▪ Alterations to your flight details sometimes occur for operational reasons and we reserve the right to make these if the need arises.
▪ As and when the need arises, sub-committees will be established to consider specific environmental issues.
▪ Families, too, are a great source of help and are roped in when the need arises.
▪ Her powers seem curiously independent of age, and she can call upon extraordinary sources of energy when the need arises.
▪ In fact, they could prop up the Conservative Government for a fifth term, if the need arises!
▪ The other side of this coin is an impressive surge capability on hand when the need arises.
▪ They remain like this motionless with the woman stemming any premature ejaculatory urges by squeeze control, if the need arises.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Carlton acknowledged that there was a need for stricter safety regulations at some of the sites.
▪ Don't you ever feel the need to take a vacation?
▪ The need to improve teaching standards is recognized; however, it is not something that is going to happen overnight.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But is this fair on clients who are vulnerable and in need?
▪ Careful analysis of the needs and, above all, the capabilities of the intended user is also essential.
▪ David's need for a son had become an obsession.
▪ Despite her need of medical attention, the night was young and there was still time to celebrate.
▪ However, the family spoke Punjabi exclusively at home and had very strong views on the need to do this.
▪ National associations also tend to sponsor larger schemes in the more important settlements rather than in areas of isolated housing need.
▪ Such changes are, however, being implemented by people who have the needs of the mentally handicapped at heart.
▪ Travel office Rauraje Deshprabhu will fix any of your local needs, and additional airline tickets.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Need

Need \Need\ (n[=e]d), n. [OE. need, neod, nede, AS. ne['a]d, n[=y]d; akin to D. nood, G. not, noth, Icel. nau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. n["o]d, Goth. nau[thorn]s.]

  1. A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want.

    And the city had no need of the sun.
    --Rev. xxi. 23.

    I have no need to beg.
    --Shak.

    Be governed by your needs, not by your fancy.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  2. Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution.
    --Chaucer.

    Famine is in thy cheeks; Need and oppression starveth in thine eyes.
    --Shak.

  3. That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

  4. Situation of need; peril; danger. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

    Syn: Exigency; emergency; strait; extremity; necessity; distress; destitution; poverty; indigence; want; penury.

    Usage: Need, Necessity. Necessity is stronger than need; it places us under positive compulsion. We are frequently under the necessity of going without that of which we stand very greatly in need. It is also with the corresponding adjectives; necessitous circumstances imply the direct pressure of suffering; needy circumstances, the want of aid or relief.

Need

Need \Need\, v. i. To be wanted; to be necessary.
--Chaucer.

When we have done it, we have done all that is in our power, and all that needs.
--Locke.

Need

Need \Need\, adv. Of necessity. See Needs. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Need

Need \Need\ (n[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Needed; p. pr. & vb. n. Needing.] [See Need, n. Cf. AS. n[=y]dan to force, Goth. nau[thorn]jan.] To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief.

Other creatures all day long Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest.
--Milton.

Note: With another verb, need is used like an auxiliary, generally in a negative sentence expressing requirement or obligation, and in this use it undergoes no change of termination in the third person singular of the present tense. ``And the lender need not fear he shall be injured.''
--Anacharsis (Trans. ).

Wikipedia

Need (album)

Need is the fourth studio album by Christian rock artist Todd Agnew. It was released on October 6, 2009, through INO and Ardent records. The first radio single, "Joy Unspeakable", has peaked at No. 45 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. His website is currently offering an acoustic EP and a free digital download of "Joy Unspeakable" to those who pre-order the album, and on October 6 they would get a "Need" t-shirt, an autographed copy of "Need", and a digital download of "Need" with 4 bonus tracks.

Need (novel series)

Need is a series of young-adult urban fantasy novels by American author Carrie Jones, beginning with the inaugural entry of the same name. The focus of the story is a teenage girl named Zara, who joins a struggle against a society of malicious pixies. As the books progress, Zara encounters a series of personal challenges, and bonds with new friends and romantic interests.

Need

A need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life. Needs are distinguished from wants in that, in the case of a need, a deficiency causes a clear adverse outcome: a dysfunction or death.

Needs can be objective and physical, such as the need for food, or psychological and subjective, such as the need for self-esteem.

There are also needs of a social or societal nature.

Needs and wants are a matter of interest in, and form a common substrate for, the fields of philosophy, biology, psychology, social science, economics and politics.

Need (disambiguation)

A need is something actually, or perceived as being, necessary. It can also refer to:

  • need, a verb sometimes classed as one of the English modal verbs
  • market demand, sometimes also dubbed market need
  • as a proper name
    • Need, California, a community in the United States
    • Needs Convenience, Canadian convenience store
    • James Needs (1919–2003), British film editor
    • in entertainment
      • The Need, a music band from Olympia, Washington, USA
      • The Need (album), a 1998 album by MercyMe
      • Need (album), an album by Todd Agnew
      • Need (novel series), a book series launched in 2008
      • Need (Stargate SG-1), Stargate SG-1 episode
      • "Needs", the eighth episode of the television series Dollhouse
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

need

Old English nied (West Saxon), ned (Mercian) "necessity, compulsion, duty; hardship, distress; errand, business," originally "violence, force," from Proto-Germanic *nauthis (cognates: Old Saxon nod, Old Norse nauðr, Old Frisian ned, Middle Dutch, Dutch nood, Old High German not, German Not, Gothic nauþs "need"), probably cognate with Old Prussian nautin "need," and perhaps with Old Church Slavonic nazda, Russian nuzda, Polish nędza "misery, distress," from PIE *nau- (1) "death, to be exhausted" (see narwhal).\n

\nThe more common Old English word for "need, necessity, want" was ðearf, but they were connected via a notion of "trouble, pain," and the two formed a compound, niedðearf "need, necessity, compulsion, thing needed." Nied also might have been influenced by Old English neod "desire, longing," which often was spelled the same. Common in Old English compounds, such as niedfaru "compulsory journey," a euphemism for "death;" niedhæmed "rape," the second element being an Old English word meaning "sexual intercourse;" niedling "slave." Meaning "extreme poverty, destitution" is from c.1200.

need

Old English neodian "be necessary, be required (for some purpose); require, have need of," from the same root as need (n.). Meaning "to be under obligation (to do something)" is from late 14c. Related: Needed; needing. The adjectival phrase need-to-know is attested from 1952. Dismissive phrase who needs it?, popular from c.1960, is a translated Yiddishism.

WordNet

need

  1. v. 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 postulates a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, ask, postulate, require, take, involve, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]

  2. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner" [syn: want, require]

  3. have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"

need

  1. n. a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs" [syn: demand]

  2. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants" [syn: want]

  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; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives" [syn: motivation, motive]

  4. a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless" [syn: indigence, penury, beggary, pauperism, pauperization]

Wiktionary

need

Etymology 1 n. (label en countable and uncountable) A requirement for something. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (label en obsolete transitive) To be necessary (to someone). 2 (label en transitive) To have an absolute requirement for.

Usage examples of "need".

I have not found the damsel ere ye turn back, I must needs abide in this land searching for her.

I will abide thee on a good horse with all that we may need for the journey: and now I ask leave.

But since we must needs part hastily, this at least I bid you, that ye abide with me for to-night, and the banquet in the great pavilion.

David waited silently, allowing Abie all the time she needed to answer his question.

A period of wandering as a nomad, often as undertaken by Aborigines who feel the need to leave the place where they are in contact with white society, and return for spiritul replenishment to their traditional way of life.

After all, I needed to know at what point it was unsafe for me, the host, to abort the caller.

Second, there are so many embryos available from other sources, there is no need to deal with aborted embryos.

By the fifth, she no longer needed to stroke her throbbing, abraded clit.

I can assure you I have quite a lot at my disposal all kinds of different spells fee faw fums, mumbo jumbos, abraxas, love potions, he glanced quickly at the queen here and added, though I see you have no need of the last of those, having a very beautiful wife whom you love to distraction.

To punish the exercise of this right to discuss public affairs or to penalize it through libel judgments is to abridge or shut off discussion of the very kind most needed.

Her senses abrim, she forgot everything but the feverish need clamoring within her, the need to be filled as never before.

We therefore had to practice abseiling into I the jungle and getting in all the emergency equipment that would be needed.

Untouched by multiplicity, it will be wholly self-sufficing, an absolute First, whereas any not-first demands its earlier, and any non-simplex needs the simplicities within itself as the very foundations of its composite existence.

Soul towards the higher, the agent, and except in so far as the conjunction is absolutely necessary, to sever the agent from the instrument, the body, so that it need not forever have its Act upon or through this inferior.

The Internet and the news services were abuzz with speculation, and a few editorials were suggesting that maybe the Probability Assessment Unit had completed its job and needed to be scaled back.