- 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
Related Words for necessitateconstrain, require, entail, force, behoove, oblige, make, compel, drive, impel, coerce, crave, command, take, demand, ask, postulate, cause
Examples from the Web for necessitate
Contemporary Examples of necessitate
The call to return to the real meaning of Christmas does not necessitate cracking the Good Book.Sarah Palin Is Here to Save Christmas, Thank God
November 13, 2013
Clearly, the close quarters necessitate interesting adjustments.Nuns vs. Romney: The Sisters Hit the Battleground State of Ohio
June 28, 2012
It will necessitate all the political and promotional skills she can muster.Komen for the Cure: How the Group's Founder Courted Controversy
February 5, 2012
Historical Examples of necessitate
That did not necessitate masks and veils and sudden flights.The Lure of the Mask
That would, of course, necessitate the death of yourself and Crane.The Skylark of Space
Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
And hence their number does not necessitate plurality in God.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
“So long as it does not necessitate any explanations,” indifferently.The Place of Honeymoons
This will necessitate the use of the bevel in laying off the shoulders of the tenons.Mission Furniture
H. H. Windsor
- to cause as an unavoidable and necessary result
- (usually passive) to compel or require (someone to do something)
Word Origin and History for necessitate
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.