necessitate

[ nuh-ses-i-teyt ]
/ nəˈsɛs ɪˌteɪt /

verb (used with object), ne·ces·si·tat·ed, ne·ces·si·tat·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

1620–30; < Medieval Latin necessitātus, past participle of necessitāre to compel, constrain. See necessity, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for necessitated

necessitate
/ (nɪˈsɛsɪˌteɪt) /

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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