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requérir meaning

SydneyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

requérir meaning

It seems that requérir can double as meaning both "require" and "request",

despite the fact that the translations you gave for it were:

requérir (to require/call for [something])

and did not mention 'request':

(Nous requérons votre présence à cet événement.

We're requesting your presence at this event.)
Asked 9 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I don’t think there is any intention for the brief definitions here to be the equivalent of a comprehensive bilingual dictionary.

wordreference and Collins both translate ‘call for’ as synonyms for the English words ‘require’ or ‘request’, among other synonyms, so it seems pretty well covered already 

 https://www.wordreference.com/enfr/call%20for

 https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/call-for

SydneyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I see what you're aiming at. Thanks.

SydneyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Oh, one more thing, Maarten. A really good online French-English dictionary online is glosbe.com

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Sydney - didn’t know that one. 

I tend to use French monolingual dictionaries as much as possible - interestingly Larousse uses the phrase ‘faire un appel à qqn’ in its definitions of “requérir”. 

 https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/requérir/68548

SydneyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Whoah, thanks.

requérir meaning

It seems that requérir can double as meaning both "require" and "request",

despite the fact that the translations you gave for it were:

requérir (to require/call for [something])

and did not mention 'request':

(Nous requérons votre présence à cet événement.

We're requesting your presence at this event.)

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