V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) necessary and indispensable; (n.) something that is essential

Synonyms: (adj.) essential, necessary, indispensable, required, compulsory, (n.) requirement

Antonyms: (adj.) unnecessary, dispensable, nonessential, elective

Tips: Requisite is related to the word require and essentially describes something that is necessary or required. Requisite can also be a noun, referring to the requirement itself. One often hears the term prerequisite in the education world, as in: "algebra 101 is a prerequisite for calculus." A prerequisite is something required or necessary prior (pre=before) to something else.

Usage Examples:

There are some requisite skills that are needed for this job. (essential, required) adjective

Money is not a requisite for happiness, but it certainly helps. (requirement) noun

The investors have asked to see our financial statements as a prerequisite for the consideration of funding our company. (prior requirement) noun

I was afraid I wouldn't finish all the requisite, preliminary work needed before our meeting with the new client. (essential, indispensable) adjective

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