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necessitate

ne·ces·si·tate

necessitate

 
 
pronunciation:
n se sih teIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: necessitated, necessitates, necessitating
definition: to make unavoidable or necessary.
Toxins in the air necessitated the wearing of masks at the excavation site.The change necessitated adjustments in our attitudes.
similar words:
compel, require
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derivation: necessitation (n.)