Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
   

ne·ces·si·tate

necessitate

 
 
pronunciation:
n se sih teIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: necessitates, necessitating, necessitated
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.The sudden snowstorm necessitated our checking into a motel for the night.
similar words:
compel, require
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: necessitation (n.)