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Noun need has 4 senses
  1. need, demand - 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"
    --1 is a kind of condition, status
    --1 has particulars: lack, deficiency, want; necessity
    Derived form: verb need2
  2. need, want - anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
    --2 is a kind of necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary
    Derived form: verb need1
  3. motivation, motive, need - 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"
    --3 is a kind of psychological feature
    --3 has particulars:
     life; rational motive; irrational motive; urge, impulse; ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality; psychic energy, mental energy
  4. indigence, need, penury, beggary, pauperism, pauperization - a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
    --4 is a kind of poverty, poorness, impoverishment
Verb need has 3 senses
  1. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand - 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"
    Derived form: noun need2
    Sample sentence:
    They need him to write the letter
  2. want, need, require - have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
    --2 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun need1
    Sample sentences:
    They need more bread
    They need him to write the letter
    They need to move
  3. need - have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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