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need (n):
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
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we did not understand his motivation.
he acted with the best of motives

Related Words: motivationmotive
need (n):
anything that is necessary but lacking
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he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs.
I tried to supply his wants

Related Words: want
need (n):
a condition requiring relief
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she satisfied his need for affection.
God has no need of men to accomplish His work.
there is a demand for jobs

Related Words: demand
need (n):
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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their indigence appalled him.
a general state of need exists among the homeless

Related Words: indigencepauperizationpenury
need (v):
have need of
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This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
Related Words: requirewant
need (v):
have or feel a need for
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always needing friends and money
need (v):
require as useful, just, or proper
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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 postulate a patient's consent

Related Words: demandnecessitaterequire
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Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs

Tereciye tere satılmaz.
When people say 'don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs', they mean that people shouldn't try to teach someone who has experience or is an expert in that area.


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