Definition of "necessitate" []

  • To make necessary or unavoidable. (verb-transitive)
  • To require or compel. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause as an unavoidable and necessary result (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To compel or require (someone to do something) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "necessitate" in a sentence
  • "Our ability to navigate the compromises those conflicting rights necessitate is what makes us good at living collectively, or not."
  • "We are said to have converted a proposition per accidens, or by limitation, when the rules for the distribution of terms necessitate a reduction in the original quantity of the proposition."
  • "If they don't, what will their Ministerial salary be, and what increase will the posts 'necessitate' to the staffing etc. of the existing regional offices?"