American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make necessary or unavoidable.
- v. To require or compel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make necessary or indispensable; render unavoidable; cause to be a necessary consequence.
- To force irresistibly; compel; oblige; impel by necessity.
- To reduce to a state of need; threaten or oppress by necessity or need, or the prospect of need.
- Synonyms To constrain, drive.
- v. To require something to be brought about.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable.
- v. To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.
- v. require as useful, just, or proper
- v. cause to be a concomitant
- From Medieval Latin necessitatus, past participle of necessitare ("to make necessary"), from Latin necessitas ("necessity"); see necessity. (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin necessitāre, necessitāt-, from Latin necessitās, necessity; see necessity. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Our ability to navigate the compromises those conflicting rights necessitate is what makes us good at living collectively, or not.”
“We are said to have converted a proposition per accidens, or by limitation, when the rules for the distribution of terms necessitate a reduction in the original quantity of the proposition.”
“If they don't, what will their Ministerial salary be, and what increase will the posts 'necessitate' to the staffing etc. of the existing regional offices?”
“It leaves us vulnerable to dubious claims about the next demon du jour whose supposedly threatening actions "necessitate" U.S. military invasion in order to keep the world”
“So that depending upon the level of sophistication of the Libyan air defense, it will necessitate some type of minimization or neutralization of those defenses.”
“Regardless of your generation, the economic climate is going to necessitate that we all learn how to communicate and work together.”
“I wonder sometime if such concerns will necessitate the development of a cohesive international space traffic regulation agency.”
“This man is known to the federal legal system as a military imposter of such magnitude as to warrant federal charges and prosecution in a court of law, and to necessitate special stipulations precluding his making those military claims in any way, shape, or form.”
“This will necessitate a noncash charge of $713 million to write down these assets to their estimated fair values.”
“The sheer size of a Delta-American combo would be a deterrent to antitrust approval, said Maxim Group LLC analyst Ray Neidl in a note, and would probably necessitate AMR abandoning Chicago as a hub.”
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