necessitate


ne·ces·si·tate

verb \ni-ˈse-sə-ˌtāt\

: to make (something) necessary

ne·ces·si·tat·edne·ces·si·tat·ing

Full Definition of NECESSITATE

transitive verb
1
:  to make necessary :  require
2
:  force, compel
ne·ces·si·ta·tion \-ˌse-sə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of NECESSITATE

  1. New safety regulations necessitated adding a railing to the stairs.
  2. <getting new shoes would necessitate another trip to the mall>

First Known Use of NECESSITATE

1625

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