Definition of necessitate in US English:

necessitate

verb

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

    ‘the severe arthritis eventually necessitated a total hip replacement’
    • ‘The appearance of two demanding babies necessitated a change in Cave's working methods.’
    • ‘Inadequate results of psychotherapies have necessitated a search for alternative treatments.’
    • ‘They can occasionally become quite large and tender when infected, necessitating surgical removal.’
    • ‘After a decade of budget cuts necessitated by the Depression, Canada was far from ready to go to war again.’
    • ‘The relapse rate after cardioversion is high and often necessitates the use of antiarrhythmic treatment.’
    • ‘Such modifications need not necessitate wholesale institutional change and they need not await the revision of a competencies list.’
    • ‘Large-scale industrialization necessitated a vast labor force, and the city attracted one.’
    • ‘These new hours represent a reduction in the library's total open hours necessitated by a reduction in state funds.’
    • ‘But fresh fighting erupted again early this month, necessitating a review of the pact.’
    • ‘We know that social development often necessitates changes of both viewpoint and behaviour.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Clearly, the ability to imprint DNA does not necessitate its use in development.’
    • ‘Such requirements necessitate frequent contact between the patient and physician for re-evaluation and prescription renewal.’
    • ‘Indeed it was these difficulties that necessitated the premature termination of the study.’
    • ‘Global expansion had also necessitated major changes to its management into a more complex structure.’
    • ‘Construction work next to it had necessitated the termination of the electricity supply.’
    • ‘Later an infection necessitated the amputation of his good leg.’
    • ‘Renal dysfunction and cough necessitate discontinuation of therapy in less than 10 percent of patients.’
    • ‘Having to replace a motherboard usually necessitates a long-winded process of reinstalling an OS, programs and data.’
    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 Force or compel (someone) to do something.
      ‘the late arrival had necessitated her getting out of bed’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Probably there are things that necessitate you getting away from the norm.’
      • ‘There could be any old report coming along after this election which will necessitate you raising taxes again.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘My son suffered an accident at school resulting in him breaking his wrist in 3 places & necessitating him having surgery.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

necessitate

/nəˈsesəˌtāt//nəˈsɛsəˌteɪt/