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transitive verb\in-ˈtāl, en-\
Definition of ENTAIL
: to restrict (property) by limiting the inheritance to the owner's lineal descendants or to a particular class thereof
a: to confer, assign, or transmit (something) for an indefinitely long time : to confer, assign, or transmit as if by entail <entailed on them indelible disgrace — Robert Browning>
b: to fix (a person) permanently in some condition or status <entail him and his heirs unto the crown — Shakespeare>
: to impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result <the project will entail considerable expense>
Examples of ENTAIL
He accepted the responsibility, with all that it entails.
<a lavish wedding entails extensive planning and often staggering expense>
Pregnancy involves the bodily dependence of the unborn child on its mother; in many cases, it entails a significant physical burden. —Cathleen Kaveny, Commonweal, 4 May 2007
… it was a Master Highlighter Event, a two-day guest appearance by one of Kinkade's specially trained assistants, who would highlight any picture bought during the event for free. Highlighting a picture is not that different from highlighting your hair: it entails stippling tiny bright dots of paint on the picture to give it more texture and luminescence. —Susan Orlean, New Yorker, 15 Oct. 2001
Life is a difficult and complicated enterprise. It entails joy but also suffering, gain but also loss, hope but also despair. —Neal Gabler, Life: The Movie, 1998
Discourse is a social as well as an intellectual activity; it entails interaction between minds, and it revolves around something possessed in common. —David A. Hollinger, In the American Province, (1985) 1992