necessitate

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 necessitate — I verb call for, clamor for, coerce, cogere, compel, concuss, create a need, decree, demand, dictate, enjoin, exact, force, impel, impose, insist upon, leave no choice, leave no option, make indispensable, make inevitable, make necessary, make… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 necessitate — (v.) 1620s, from M.L. necessitatus, pp. of necessitare to render necessary, from L. necessitas (see NECESSITY (Cf. necessity)). Earlier verb in English was necessen (late 14c.). Related: Necessitated; necessitates; necessitating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 necessitate — [v] call for, make necessary ask, behoove, cause, coerce, command, compel, constrain, crave, demand, drive, entail, force, impel, make, oblige, postulate, require, take; concepts 53,242,646 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 necessitate — ► VERB 1) make necessary as a result. 2) force or compel to do something …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 necessitate — [nə ses′ə tāt΄] vt. necessitated, necessitating [< ML necessitatus, pp. of necessitare < L necessitas, necessity] 1. to make (something) necessary or unavoidable; involve or imply as a necessary condition, outcome, etc. 2. Now Rare to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 necessitate — v. 1) (G) working for that firm would necessitate living abroad 2) (K) going to school would necessitate his moving to the city * * * [nɪ sesɪteɪt] (G) working for that firm would necessitate living abroad (K) going to school would necessitate… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 necessitate — UK [nəˈsesɪteɪt] / US [nəˈsesɪˌteɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms necessitate : present tense I/you/we/they necessitate he/she/it necessitates present participle necessitating past tense necessitated past participle necessitated formal to make… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 necessitate — ne|ces|si|tate [nıˈsesıteıt] v [T] formal to make it necessary for you to do something ▪ Lack of money necessitated a change of plan. necessitate doing sth ▪ This would necessitate interviewing all members of staff …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 necessitate — verb (T) formal to make it necessary for you to do something: Lack of money necessitated a change of plan. | necessitate doing sth: This change would necessitate starting all over again …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 necessitate — necessitation, n. necessitative, adj. /neuh ses i tayt /, v.t., necessitated, necessitating. 1. to make necessary or unavoidable: The breakdown of the car necessitated a change in our plans. 2. to compel, oblige, or force: The new wage demand… …

    Universalium

  • 12 necessitate — verb Necessitate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑removal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 necessitate — ne|ces|si|tate [ nə sesı,teıt ] verb transitive to make something necessary: New laws will necessitate rethinking our retirement policy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 necessitate — See ex necessitate …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 15 necessitate — v.tr. 1 make necessary (esp. as a result) (will necessitate some sacrifice). 2 US (usu. foll. by to + infin.) force or compel (a person) to do something. Etymology: med.L necessitare compel (as NECESSITY) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 necessitate — transitive verb ( tated; tating) Date: 1628 1. to make necessary ; require 2. force, compel • necessitation noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 necessitate — 1. verb To require something to be brought about. See Also: necessary, necessity 2. noun a) necessity b) need …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 necessitate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. compel, constrain, oblige; see command 1 , force 1 , require 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To have as a need or prerequisite: ask, call for, demand, entail, involve, require, take. See NECESSARY, OVER …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 necessitate — [[t]nɪse̱sɪteɪt[/t]] necessitates, necessitating, necessitated VERB If something necessitates an event, action, or situation, it makes it necessary. [FORMAL] [V n/ ing] A prolonged drought had necessitated the introduction of water rationing...… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 necessitate — ne·ces·si·tate || nɪ sesɪteɪt v. make necessary, cause to be unavoidable; obligate, compel, force …

    English contemporary dictionary


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