verb ne·ces·si·tate \ni-ˈse-sə-ˌtāt\

: to make (something) necessary


Full Definition of NECESSITATE

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


  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



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NECESSITATION Defined for Kids


verb ne·ces·si·tate \ni-ˈse-sə-ˌtāt\

Definition of NECESSITATE for Kids

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


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