require-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: have need of/need, call for

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[recipient] REQUIRE NP2[topic] (COMP)
NOTE: usually can be paraphrased with "need":
NOTE: NP1 is not an authority placing a demand, but a recipient of something.

Being a surgeon requires excellent hand dexterity.
These accounts require some further going over.
The refugees will require food and shelter for at least a month.
Six years ago when German Mutual's growth required a new computer system.
My broken arm is requiring more time to heal than I expected.

VerbNet: order-60-1,require-103
FrameNet: Have_as_requirement,Needing
PropBank: require.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: command or compel someone to do something obligatory

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 REQUIRE (THAT) NP2[patient] SCOMP
NOTE: Subject (usually an agent, but can be a situation) is placing a demand, not receiving something from someone.

The security guard required us to sign in at the front desk.
We require our serving staff to wear tuxedos.
The statute required that the defendant would be sentenced to death.
John's children are required to clean their rooms once a week.
The SEC requires that companies file these forms annually.
The Department argued that the law requires accessible pedestrian routes.

VerbNet: order-60-1
FrameNet: Have_as_requirement,Imposing_obligation
PropBank: require.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3