- 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 necessitatingconstrain, require, entail, force, behoove, oblige, make, compel, drive, impel, coerce, crave, command, take, demand, ask, postulate, cause
Examples from the Web for necessitating
Contemporary Examples of necessitating
You could lose control and crash into another car, or another vehicle could crash into you, necessitating expensive repairs.Stop Whining About Uber’s Surge Pricing
December 16, 2013
Above those, however, are the Superfund sites—places that have sustained major, long-term damage, necessitating years of cleanup.Our Most Polluted States
The Daily Beast
May 19, 2010
Historical Examples of necessitating
But the weather was still thick, necessitating a sharp look-out.Shifting Winds
It was in the ninth inning, necessitating another to decide the matter.Baseball Joe in the Central League
The chancel is out of centre with the nave, necessitating a large hagioscope on N.Somerset
G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
Only it had the inconvenience of necessitating the sacrifice of a piece of handkerchief.The Mysterious Island
In one, the danger is casual; in the other, it is necessitating.
- to cause as an unavoidable and necessary result
- (usually passive) to compel or require (someone to do something)
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.