necessitate

verb
ne·​ces·​si·​tate | \ ni-ˈse-sə-ˌtāt How to pronounce necessitate (audio) \
necessitated; necessitating

Definition of necessitate

transitive verb

1 : to make necessary : require Business was growing, which necessitated the hiring of additional employees.
2 : force, compel was necessitated to choose some other route

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necessitation \ ni-​ˌse-​sə-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce necessitate (audio) \ noun

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Examples of necessitate in a Sentence

New safety regulations necessitated adding a railing to the stairs. getting new shoes would necessitate another trip to the mall
Recent Examples on the Web Due to the series’ limited production timeline and pandemic-safe protocols, the prosthetics team encompassed 40 people — double what this kind of project would normally necessitate, said Mallett. chicagotribune.com, 22 July 2021 Due to the series’ limited production timeline and pandemic-safe protocols, the prosthetics team encompassed 40 people — double what this kind of project would normally necessitate, said Mallett. Ashley Lee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2021 Just the same, Mobley falling from No. 2 wouldn’t necessitate a separate Allen maneuver. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 29 June 2021 And while there has been a dwindling number of participants in the league to necessitate a change, there is still a sense of something lost when these fields are not hosting baseball games on a spring evening or a Saturday afternoon. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 21 June 2021 Higher levels of employee stress, for example, might lower productivity expectations or necessitate a change in staffing levels. Suzanne George, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Furthermore, as the coronavirus continues to mutate, breakthrough cases may be the leading indicator of a new variant that is more resistant to a vaccine, which could necessitate manufacturers adapting their vaccines or developing booster shots. Caroline Chen, ProPublica, 14 Apr. 2021 The move toward edge-cloud, where the installations are inherently space- and energy-limited, will further necessitate this trend. Prakash Sangam, Forbes, 6 July 2021 Doubtless, it will be returned to excellent running condition, which will necessitate a very sympathetic and careful recommissioning of all mechanical and electrical systems. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of necessitate

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Necessitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necessitate. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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necessitate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of necessitate

formal : to make (something) necessary

necessitate

verb
ne·​ces·​si·​tate | \ ni-ˈse-sə-ˌtāt How to pronounce necessitate (audio) \
necessitated; necessitating

Kids Definition of necessitate

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

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