- to make necessary or unavoidable: The breakdown of the car necessitated a change in our plans.
- to compel, oblige, or force: The new wage demand will necessitate a price increase.
Origin of necessitate
Examples from the Web for necessitated
That would have necessitated a similar leap into the dressing rooms of Armani, or perhaps Donna Karan.What Palin's Clothes Reveal
November 17, 2009
This necessitated four of them sleeping on the floor each night.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
Yes, but it is also inevitable, necessitated by the nature of the human character.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
The geography of Asia and of Africa necessitated a nomadic life.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The meager record of Florida necessitated about thirty letters of inquiry.
But such was his disguise that Bounder was necessitated to rub his eyes.The Golden Shoemaker
J. W. Keyworth
- to cause as an unavoidable and necessary result
- (usually passive) to compel or require (someone to do something)
Word Origin and History for necessitated
1620s, from Medieval Latin necessitatus, past participle of necessitare "to render necessary," from Latin necessitas (see necessity). Earlier verb in English was necessen (late 14c.). Related: Necessitated; necessitates; necessitating.