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necessitate

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verb ne·ces·si·tate \ni-ˈse-sə-ˌtāt\

Simple Definition of necessitate

  • : to make (something) necessary

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of necessitate

necessitated

necessitating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make necessary :  require

  3. 2 :  force, compel

necessitation

play \-ˌse-sə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of necessitate in a sentence

  1. New safety regulations necessitated adding a railing to the stairs.

  2. <getting new shoes would necessitate another trip to the mall>



1625

First Known Use of necessitate

1625


NECESSITATE Defined for Kids

necessitate

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verb ne·ces·si·tate \ni-ˈse-sə-ˌtāt\

Definition of necessitate for Students

necessitated

necessitating

  1. :  to make necessary :  require <New achievement tests necessitated a curriculum change.>





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