Definition of necessitate in English:

necessitate

verb

[with object]
  • 1Make (something) necessary as a result or consequence.

    ‘a cut which necessitated eighteen stitches’
    • ‘Having to replace a motherboard usually necessitates a long-winded process of reinstalling an OS, programs and data.’
    • ‘Construction work next to it had necessitated the termination of the electricity supply.’
    • ‘But fresh fighting erupted again early this month, necessitating a review of the pact.’
    • ‘The appearance of two demanding babies necessitated a change in Cave's working methods.’
    • ‘Renal dysfunction and cough necessitate discontinuation of therapy in less than 10 percent of patients.’
    • ‘Global expansion had also necessitated major changes to its management into a more complex structure.’
    • ‘After a decade of budget cuts necessitated by the Depression, Canada was far from ready to go to war again.’
    • ‘Such modifications need not necessitate wholesale institutional change and they need not await the revision of a competencies list.’
    • ‘The relapse rate after cardioversion is high and often necessitates the use of antiarrhythmic treatment.’
    • ‘Inadequate results of psychotherapies have necessitated a search for alternative treatments.’
    • ‘Indeed it was these difficulties that necessitated the premature termination of the study.’
    • ‘Clearly, the ability to imprint DNA does not necessitate its use in development.’
    • ‘The variety of funding sources also necessitates a range of interactions between agencies and researchers.’
    • ‘Correction of vascular disease is important as it's the only factor in itself which will necessitate foot amputation.’
    • ‘Later an infection necessitated the amputation of his good leg.’
    • ‘These new hours represent a reduction in the library's total open hours necessitated by a reduction in state funds.’
    • ‘Large-scale industrialization necessitated a vast labor force, and the city attracted one.’
    • ‘We know that social development often necessitates changes of both viewpoint and behaviour.’
    • ‘Such requirements necessitate frequent contact between the patient and physician for re-evaluation and prescription renewal.’
    • ‘They can occasionally become quite large and tender when infected, necessitating surgical removal.’
    make necessary, require, need, demand, call for
    make necessary, entail, involve, mean, require, demand, call for, be grounds for, warrant, leave no choice but to, oblige, compel, constrain, exact, force
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    1. 1.1with object and present participle Make it necessary for (someone) to do something.
      ‘the late arrival had necessitated her getting out of bed’
      • ‘There could be any old report coming along after this election which will necessitate you raising taxes again.’
      • ‘Probably there are things that necessitate you getting away from the norm.’
      • ‘My son suffered an accident at school resulting in him breaking his wrist in 3 places & necessitating him having surgery.’
      • ‘The idea of voluntarily signing up for a class that necessitates me spending even more time at the hospital during my off-hours is not enticing, to say the least.’
      • ‘He lived nearly all of his life in Rinbane until failing health necessitated him moving to Tubbercurry in recent years.’
      • ‘His poor standing in Asia will necessitate him throwing tons of money at Indonesia.’
      • ‘The realignment of track two necessitated them cutting the corner off of the old center island platform.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from medieval Latin necessitat- ‘compelled’, from the verb necessitare, based on Latin necesse ‘be needful’.

Pronunciation

necessitate

/nɪˈsɛsɪteɪt/