Synonyms for Needs:

n.

desires (noun)
urges, passions, expectations, longings, Yearnings, cravings.
needs (noun)
inevitably, of necessity, necessarily.
obligations (noun)
compulsions, requirements, Necessities, inexorabilities, constraints, mandates, obligations.

v.

desires (verb)
welcomes, desires, hopes, pines, covets, lusts, yearns, hankers, craves, longs, hungers, itches, expects, Thirsts, Fancies, wants, wishes, Grasps.
hungers (verb)
desires, lusts, Thirsts, craves, hungers, covets, wants.
lacks (verb)
Misses, lacks, defaults.
obliges (verb)
constrains, indulges, necessitates, favors, accommodates, requires, demands, obliges.

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Other relevant words:
inevitably, of necessity, necessarily.

Usage examples for needs

  1. I am always ready to say anything in the favor of any lady, and, if needs be, to swear it. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. What this planet needs though, is a visit by a fifty- odd- ship task- force of the Space Navy, just to show the geeks what we have back of us. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  3. I don't suppose every man needs to be struck as hard as I've been to learn what's what, but I've learned it. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009