require (someone or something) to (do something)

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require (someone or something) to (do something)

To demand or stipulate as obligatory that someone or something to something. The law requires you to disclose any and all assets held in foreign banks. We require all our guests to sign a waiver before going on the ride.
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"I should require him to obey me implicitly, whatever I told him to do.
In the first place, I do not require him to be a gentleman."