1. [syn: necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand]
2. cause to be a concomitant;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Necessitate \Ne*ces"si*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Necessitated; p. pr. & vb. n. Necessitating.] [Cf. L.
necessitatus, p. p. of necessitare, and F. n['e]cessiter. See
1. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable.
Sickness [might] necessitate his removal from the
This fact necessitates a second line. --J. Peile.
2. To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.
The Marquis of Newcastle, being pressed on both
sides, was necessitated to draw all his army into
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do
what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This
job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position
demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls
for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not
postulate a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, ask,
postulate, need, require, take, involve, call
for, demand] [ant: eliminate, obviate, rid of]
2: cause to be a concomitant