1. To like one thing more than another thing or other things, and to be more likely to choose the first above the other or all the rest if there is a choice. English = prefer.
2. To want or need something because it is necessary or essential; to feel you must have something or someone. English = require, want badly.
3. To be needed because something is necessary or essential; to be needed very much. English = (be) required, (be) necessary, (be) badly needed.