verb (used with object), ne·ces·si·tat·ed, ne·ces·si·tat·ing.
Origin of necessitate
Examples from the Web for necessitate
The call to return to the real meaning of Christmas does not necessitate cracking the Good Book.
Clearly, the close quarters necessitate interesting adjustments.Nuns vs. Romney: The Sisters Hit the Battleground State of Ohio|Christine Howey|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It will necessitate all the political and promotional skills she can muster.Komen for the Cure: How the Group's Founder Courted Controversy|Sandra McElwaine|February 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It closely follows the wording of the text and does not necessitate any forced supplementation.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya|Translator: George Thibaut
A change in the vegetation of a country, would often necessitate the use of new materials.Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection|Alfred Russel Wallace
This work had been so successful as to necessitate a force of four offices and twenty stenographers.The Americanization of Edward Bok|Edward William Bok
Loose covers that necessitate the bending back of the boards for their removal are not recommended.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
This may be due to fragments of bone or soft parts getting between the bones, and may necessitate operative interference.
British Dictionary definitions for necessitate
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.