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.

Nearby words

  1. necessary,
  2. necessary condition,
  3. necessary stool,
  4. necessitarian,
  5. necessitarianism,
  6. necessitation,
  7. necessitous,
  8. necessitude,
  9. necessity,
  10. necessity is the mother of invention

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 necessitating

necessitate

/ (nɪˈsɛsɪˌteɪt) /

verb (tr)

to cause as an unavoidable and necessary result
(usually passive) to compel or require (someone to do something)
Derived Formsnecessitation, nounnecessitative, adjective

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Word Origin and History for necessitating

necessitate

v.

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.

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