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Necessary - thesaurus

Synonyms

necessary

adjective

essential or needed in order to do something, provide something, or make something happen

essential

adjective

completely necessary

vital

adjective

very important, necessary, or essential

basic

adjective

basic ideas or skills are the ones you must know or learn in order to understand or do something

compulsory

adjective

something that is compulsory must be done because of a rule or law

indispensable

adjective

difficult or impossible to exist without or to do something without

obligatory

adjective

formal something that is obligatory must be done in order to obey a law or rule

without fail

informal used for emphasizing that someone must do something

at all costs

used for saying that something must be done, however difficult it is or however much damage it causes

of necessity

used for saying that something must be done, designed, etc. in the way that it is and cannot be different

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basic

adjective

basic products and services are ones that everyone needs such as food, medicine, and fuel

de rigueur

adjective

formal necessary in order to be fashionable or to be accepted by other people in a group

essential

adjective

most basic and necessary

have

verb

if you have to do something, you must do it because it is necessary

have

verb

if you have something to do, you must do it

if need be

if necessary

implicit

adjective

forming a necessary part of something

mission-critical

adjective

necessary for a business or other organization to work well

the name of the game

something that you must do if you want to be successful at a particular activity or business

necessity is the mother of invention

used for saying that people find ways to do what they have to or get what they need

need

noun

a situation in which it is necessary for something to be done

need

verb

used for saying whether it is necessary to do something

need

verb

used for saying whether it is necessary for a particular situation to exist

need

verb

used for emphasizing that something should be done

needful

adjective

very formal necessary, or essential

prerequisite

adjective

formal necessary in order for something to happen

requisite

adjective

formal necessary for a particular purpose

staple

adjective

used for describing the products, especially foods, that are the most basic and important for a particular place or group of people

vital

adjective

necessary to keep you alive

want

verb

British if something wants doing, it needs to be done

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