Definitions for: Necessitate

[v] require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"
[v] cause to be a concomitant

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
1. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unaviolable.

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

This fact necessitates a second line. --J. Peile.

2. To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.

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

Synonyms: ask, call for, demand, involve, need, postulate, require, take

Antonyms: eliminate, obviate, rid of

See Also: bring about, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, entail, govern, imply, mean

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