require (something) of (someone or something)

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require (something) of (someone or something)

To have a necessity or requisite provided by someone or something. Typically used when the required thing is vague or unspecified ("from" is more often used after "require" when the thing is specified). There are a few things we require of you before we can begin processing your information. We're still a little unclear as to what is required of us in this arrangement.
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require something of someone

to expect or demand someone to give or do something. I require absolute loyalty of my employees. What is required of me in this job?
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IT may require something of a leap of faith to side with Coneygree in the Ladbrokes Trophy, but those that stick with the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero can be richly rewarded at Newbury today.
"Given then that this is such an important transitional point within the city, the area really does require something of significant quality on this landmark site.
This suggests that consumers may feel that banks are being opportunistic and it also means that banks' promotional offerings may require something of a rethink before the next Holy Month in 2012.nBME
Shifting from a position where exam results are all to one when the guiding principle is to educate everyone to an acceptable standard may sound like common sense, but it would require something of a revolution in policy making.
Indeed, compliance with the law might require something of a cultural shift.