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  1. ne·ces·si·tate
    IPA[nəˈsesəˌtāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. make (something) necessary as a result or consequence:

      the severe arthritis eventually necessitated a total hip replacement
    • 2. force or compel (someone) to do something:

      the late arrival had necessitated her getting out of bed
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: necessitate, 3rd person present: necessitates, gerund or present participle: necessitating, past tense: necessitated, past participle: necessitated

    • verb

      make (something) necessary as a result or consequence:

      make it necessary for (someone) to do something:

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