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needs (adv.)

"of necessity, necessarily," late 14c. and surviving in archaic constructions involving must, from Middle English nede (see need), used as an adverb reinforcing must (v.), hence the genitive ending.

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Definitions of needs

needs (adv.)
in such a manner as could not be otherwise;
we must needs by objective
Synonyms: inevitably / necessarily / of necessity
From wordnet.princeton.edu