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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In 1849, New York enacted the first general law allowing for the incorporation, without a special act of the Legislature, of marine, fire, and life insurance companies, and requiring them to file annual statements of their financial condition, similar to those required under the 1827 statute, with the Comptroller.
For both kinds of company, the basic technique of using "interrogatories" or questions directed to insurers, and requiring sworn answers, rather than requiring them to submit organized financial statements as such, persisted.
Applying new standards to them would likely have little effect in requiring them to hold additional capital, but would require the adoption of expensive new procedures, and thus does not seem worthwhile.