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entail

en·tail

entail

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn teIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entailed, entailing, entails
definition 1: to call for or bring about as a necessary accompaniment; necessarily involve.
Running a political campaign entails hard work.It sounds like a good idea, but think of all the complicated negotiating it would entail.This project will entail making hundreds of precise measurements.Will this assignment entail your working longer hours at the office?
 
similar words:
imply, involve
definition 2: to limit (an inheritance, esp. of land) to certain heirs.
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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.)