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Definition of necessitate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

necessitate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//nəˈsesɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nəˈsesɪteɪt//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they necessitate
BrE BrE//nəˈsesɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nəˈsesɪteɪt//
 
he / she / it necessitates
BrE BrE//nəˈsesɪteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nəˈsesɪteɪts//
 
past simple necessitated
BrE BrE//nəˈsesɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nəˈsesɪteɪtɪd//
 
past participle necessitated
BrE BrE//nəˈsesɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nəˈsesɪteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form necessitating
BrE BrE//nəˈsesɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nəˈsesɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to make something necessary necessitate something Recent financial scandals have necessitated changes in parliamentary procedures. necessitate doing something Increased traffic necessitated widening the road. necessitate somebody/something doing something His new job necessitated him/his getting up at six. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from medieval Latin necessitat- ‘compelled’, from the verb necessitare, based on Latin necesse ‘be needful’.
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