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entail

en·tail

entail

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn teIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entailed, entailing, entails
definition 1: to lead to or imply as a necessary result.
Success usually entails hard work.
 
similar words:
imply, involve
definition 2: to limit (an inheritance, esp. of land) to certain heirs.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action or an instance of entailing.
definition 2: the condition of something that is entailed.
definition 3: something that is entailed.
derivations: entailer (n.), entailment (n.)