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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'There is no law requiring us to put on a sad face this week,' Villegas said in a post on the Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese website on Sunday.
When I visited New York as a 20-year-old seaman in 1958, Congress passed an act requiring us to have ID cards to prevent "communists".
The crucified body of Jesus proposes not that we keep theology out of politics, but that we think theology otherwise, by way of another paradigm, another theology, requiring us to think of God otherwise, as an unconditional claim or solicitation without power, as a weak force or power of powerlessness, as opposed to the theology of omnipotence that underlies sovereignty.
They argued that Social Security was unconstitutional, that imposing it was taxation without representation, and that--here's my favorite part--"requiring us to collect the tax is no different from requiring us to collect the garbage."
Before and after September 11, activists have learned that the line between domestic and foreign policy is thinner than we thought, requiring us to take on new strategies.
Day-to-day living has a way of requiring us to be in many less-than-optimum situations.