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necessitate

[ nuh-ses-i-teyt ]
/ n蓹藞s蓻s 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ne路ces路si路tat路ed, ne路ces路si路tat路ing.
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.
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Origin of necessitate

1620鈥30; <Medieval Latin necessit膩tus, past participle of necessit膩re to compel, constrain. See necessity, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for necessitate

necessitate
/ (n瑟藞s蓻s瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to cause as an unavoidable and necessary result
(usually passive) to compel or require (someone to do something)

Derived forms of necessitate

necessitation, nounnecessitative, adjective
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