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Pronunciation:  nu'sesi`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"
  2. [v]  cause to be a concomitant

NECESSITATE is a 11 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: ask, call for, demand, involve, need, postulate, require, take
 Antonyms: eliminate, obviate, rid of
 See Also: bring about, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, entail, govern, imply, mean



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ne*ces"si*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Necessitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Necessitating}.] [Cf. L.
necessitatus, p. p. of necessitare, and F. n['e]cessiter. See
1. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unaviolable.

         Sickness [might] necessitate his removal from the
         court.                                --South.

         This fact necessitates a second line. --J. Peile.

2. To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.

         The Marquis of Newcastle, being pressed on both
         sides, was necessitated to draw all his army into
         York.                                 --Clarendon.