Bid and Require


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Bid verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: the servants were expected to do exactly as they were bidden

Require is a synonym for bid in wish topic. In some cases you can use "Require" instead a verb "Bid", when it comes to topics like demand, order, matter, tell.
Nearby Words: bidding, bidder, biding, bided
Synonyms for Bid


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Require verb – To have as a requirement.
Bid is a synonym for require in ask topic. You can use "Bid" instead a verb "Require", if it concerns topics such as wish, order, matter.
Synonyms for Require

Common collocations

people bid people require people
amount bid amount require amount
luck bid luck require luck
time bid time require time
Other nouns: items, points, amounts.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / A Game of Thrones He doesn't back Renly's bid for the throne, but Renly's a diplomat with no combat experience in a situation that will require winning a war.
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