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meet a need

This page is about the collocation meet a need

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to provide what is needed

For example

  • Conversation classes are popular because they meet a real need.

  • The needs of the whole community, and not just the wealthy, are met by our public health-care system.

Note:
A related collocation is "serve the needs (of)"

Quick Quiz

Which important need should be met by schools?

a. the need to control children

b. the need for a good education

c. the need to sell textbooks

Contributor: Matt Errey