To want strongly; to feel that one must have something. (verb)
To be obliged or required (to do something). (verb)
Examples of word need
However, as president we need a leader who can bring people together and get things done for the good of all Americans, that is why we * need* Obama.
But it's not the sex or the kid who has a baby at 17 or the fact that people who need to can get divorced, it's that you don't *need* a reason to get divorced anymore, and the sex outside of marriage is *expected* and that it's not about helping someone through a bad time it's about redefining the "bad time" as something good.
If I could be sure that all parents who opt their kids out of the courses would teach them what they need to know -- not what the parents want them to know, but *need* to know, then I wouldn't have said what I said.
No need to realize that if you have some good solid cooking skills, you don't *need* her ridiculous show.
Helen Baker must leave college, because they need her _at home_, -- just think, _need her_!