Necessitate Ne*ces"si*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Necessitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Necessitating}.] [Cf. L. necessitatus, p. p. of necessitare, and F. n['e]cessiter. See {Necessity}.] 1. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable. [1913 Webster]

Sickness [might] necessitate his removal from the court. --South. [1913 Webster]

This fact necessitates a second line. --J. Peile. [1913 Webster]

2. To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel. [1913 Webster]

The Marquis of Newcastle, being pressed on both sides, was necessitated to draw all his army into York. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

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