Meaning of ESSENTIAL in English

ESSENTIAL

adj.

VERBS

▪ appear , be , seem

▪ become

It is becoming almost ~ for students to have a second language.

▪ remain

▪ make sth

Increased competition makes it ~ for the business to innovate.

▪ consider sth , deem sth , find sth , regard sth as , see sth as , think sth

Do you consider these textbooks ~ for the course?

ADVERB

▪ really , truly , very ( AmE )

▪ absolutely

▪ almost , virtually

▪ fairly

▪ clearly

A printer is clearly ~ to such a task.

▪ equally

Diet is crucial; exercise is equally ~.

▪ by no means

Although useful, the accessories are by no means ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ for

the skills ~ for success

▪ to

He believed that some form of religion was ~ to human life.

Essential is used with these nouns: ↑ accessory , ↑ accompaniment , ↑ aid , ↑ aspect , ↑ attribute , ↑ character , ↑ characteristic , ↑ component , ↑ concept , ↑ core , ↑ detail , ↑ difference , ↑ dilemma , ↑ dimension , ↑ distinction , ↑ element , ↑ equipment , ↑ facility , ↑ feature , ↑ function , ↑ guide , ↑ ingredient , ↑ item , ↑ link , ↑ maintenance , ↑ mineral , ↑ nature , ↑ need , ↑ oil , ↑ part , ↑ preliminary , ↑ prelude , ↑ prerequisite , ↑ principle , ↑ property , ↑ protein , ↑ quality , ↑ reading , ↑ reference , ↑ repair , ↑ requirement , ↑ role , ↑ service , ↑ skill , ↑ spirit , ↑ step , ↑ task , ↑ thing , ↑ tool , ↑ training , ↑ truth , ↑ unity , ↑ vitamin , ↑ vocabulary

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .