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Definition of entail verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entail
    he / she / it entails
    past simple entailed
    -ing form entailing
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  1. 1to involve something that cannot be avoided synonym involve
  2. 2 entail something The job entails a lot of hard work. be entailed in something The girls learn exactly what is entailed in caring for a newborn baby. entail (somebody) doing something It will entail driving a long distance every day.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: entail