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Need Noun Synonyms
distress, difficulty, trouble, (dire or desperate) straits, stress, emergency, exigency, extremity, neediness, needfulness, poverty, penury, impecuniousness, destitution, privation, deprivation, indigence, beggary
She was very supportive in his hour of need. The need of the people in that district is heart-rending.

require, demand, want, be in want of, call for, have need of or for, lack, miss, have occasion for
This room needs a coat of paint. Although she may want more money, she doesn't need it. Do you need anything to make you more comfortable.

want, lack, dearth, shortage, paucity, scarcity, insufficiency, desideratum
The need for medical supplies was most sharply felt in areas that were already ravaged by famine.

necessity, requirement, call, demand, constraint
There's no need to shout - I can hear you. There is a need to keep this matter confidential. This facility will meet our electricity needs for decades.

Need Verb Synonyms
essential, necessary, requisite, prerequisite, necessity, basic, fundamental, sine qua non, necessary, desideratum
I am perfectly capable of taking care of my family's needs.

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Hypodermic Needle Theory

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Medically Needy Individuals

Health / Health Insurance / Medically Needy Individuals: Enrollees in Medicaid programs whose income or assets exceed the maximum threshold for certain federal programs. MORE

Hierarchy Of Needs

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Hierarchy Of Needs: A psychology theory ascribed to Abraham H. Maslow, in which he proposed that people will constantly seek to have their basic needs (sleep, food, water, shelter, etc.) fulfilled and that such needs ult MORE

Financial Needs Approach

Business / Finance / Financial Needs Approach: An organized institutional structure or mechanism for creating and exchanging financial assets. MORE

Financial Need

Life Style / College / Financial Need: The amount that a student's expected family contribution falls short of meeting his or her monetary needs for school. MORE

Need The Tick

Business / Finance / Need The Tick: Used for listed equity securities. A stock must trade up/down at least one tick (1/8) in order to comply with regulations governing short sales/corporate repurchases. MORE