necessitate
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /nɪˈsɛsɪteɪt/
  • (GA) IPA: /nəˈsɛsəˌteɪt/
Verb

necessitate (necessitates, present participle necessitating; past and past participle necessitated)

  1. (transitive) To make necessary; to require (something) to be brought about. [from early 17th c.]
    The early departure of her plane necessitated her waking up at 4 a.m.
    • 1815, [Thomas Love Peacock], chapter XIV, in Headlong Hall, London: Printed for T[homas] Hookham, Jun. and Co. […], published 1816, OCLC 18891180 ↗, page 200 ↗:
      The application of the poker necessitated the ignition of the powder: the ignition necessitated the explosion: the explosion necessitated my sudden fright, which necessitated my sudden jump, which from a necessity equally powerful was in a curvilinear ascent: {{...}
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