Necessitate is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand necessitate (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use necessitate in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of necessitate, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of necessitate, followed by 48 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - require as useful, just, or proper
EXAMPLES - Necessitate in a Sentence
- I realized right away that my job wouldn't necessitate it. (source)
- "That might necessitate tighter policy than would otherwise be the case." (source)
- Your not liking his answer does not necessitate an apology on his part. jUD (source)
- Should it go as far to necessitate him voting R69 on any election related bill? (source)
- And that could necessitate a bailout from Congress, because of the PBGC's own deficits. (source)
- This musical sure does necessitate chuckles, who wants to bet it never sees the light of day? (source)
- But, Republicans argue, all that extra spending will overwhelm this and necessitate tax increases. (source)
- Yet we recognize that recent trends in the Asian region necessitate greater attention to deterrence. (source)
- UPDATE2: Iain Martin raises the excellent point that this policy would necessitate larger class sizes. (source)
- This will necessitate a noncash charge of $713 million to write down these assets to their estimated fair values. (source)
- He wondered if the factory had a third shift, which would necessitate keeping the place brightly lit, even at night. (source)
- Teachers are working under an expired contract, and a new contract could include raises that would necessitate layoffs. (source)
- The Spartans also loses two-thirds of its 3-point barrage, which could necessitate a different style of play next season. (source)
- It looked as if the pair might take an immediate departure, and so necessitate very prompt and energetic measures on my part. (source)
- I wonder sometime if such concerns will necessitate the development of a cohesive international space traffic regulation agency. (source)
- She wore fishnet hose and a Lycra mini so short that dignity, if she had any, would necessitate remaining in an upright position. (source)
- Our ability to navigate the compromises those conflicting rights necessitate is what makes us good at living collectively, or not. (source)
- Regardless of your generation, the economic climate is going to necessitate that we all learn how to communicate and work together. (source)
- And he didn't want to tell Sylvia because to tell her that much would necessitate telling her everything and he would never do that. (source)
- Essentially, Cardozo says, the march of history and the evolution of human values necessitate that a judge be a product of her time and place. (source)
- In Davos last week, he denied claims that Bank of America is "too big" and argued that the services clients demand necessitate the bank's size: (source)
- That would necessitate the title change (Potsdamer Platz being a Berlin landmark) and considerably remove the story from the original inspiration. (source)
- 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? (source)
- 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. (source)
- With the MEK having been already delisted in the UK and the EU, this awareness would necessitate that the remnants of that failed policy also be dispensed with in the US. (source)
- 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 (source)
- The dictionary feature is very cool (simply double tap a word to look it up), but hopefully not too many writers use words that necessitate them looking it up while typing. (source)
- But in reality, the conflicts which necessitate these small acts of heroism may be largely a product of our self-fulfilling tendency to see the world as a set of conflict dynamics. (source)
- The problem is so huge -- $448 billion huge -- that if the banks were to write down their positions and take the appropriate losses, some think it could necessitate a second bailout. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Even if God made a complex machine, it does not necessitate we are special in God's eyes any more than a software developer might find a piece of software special in the software developer's eyes. (source)
- The SEC watchdog report notes SIPC and Picard were concerned that other methods might "drain the fund," "necessitate the SEC going to Congress" or cause "dramatic fee increases for broker-dealers." (source)
- 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. (source)
- This would necessitate fresh Assembly elections, possibly make SF the largest party and make the formation of an Executive impossible because no unionist would ever vote to make McGuinness First Minister. (source)
- Abstract thought (if you have that in mind as well) does not necessitate a dualist understanding, IMO, So "Freedom" would be when people aren't coereced to live a certain way by people that have a lot of power. (source)
- The focus on the U.S. financing needs was further honed after President Barack Obama signed into law a $940 billion health-care overhaul bill on Tuesday, which will necessitate even more borrowing by the government. (source)
- "These are meaningful moves and serve to remind us that it may yet be some time before the economy sufficiently absorbs the spare capacity it has available to it to necessitate an increase in interest rates," he said. (source)
- The document calls for "robust" enforcement of the law, first proposed by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker as a step to try to prevent banks from making irresponsible bets that could ultimately necessitate a federal bailout. (source)
- A permanently manned lunar facility will necessitate the exploitation of the asteroids and the moons of Mars in order to provide the necessary volatiles needed to make a lunar colony completely independent of the Earth's natural resources. (source)
- This reduction of the pursuing force tempting Early to resume the offensive, he attacked Crook at Kernstown, and succeeded in administering such a check as to necessitate this general's retreat to Martinsburg, and finally to Harper's Ferry. (source)
- These factors necessitate continued growth in air travel, both commercial and private business, as well as investment in new generation aircraft to ameliorate still well above trend fuel costs and to avail of advances in the state of the art. (source)
- Compelling demands for classified data by the military, intelligence agencies, law enforcement, as well as the supporting contractor community necessitate these numbers and any radical reductions would likely be a bigger disaster than the leaks. (source)
- Investors were reminded of the huge amounts of debt the government will need to continue to sell after President Barack Obama signed into law a $940 billion health-care overhaul bill on Tuesday, which will necessitate even more borrowing by the government. (source)
- 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. (source)
- His brigade relieved Colonel Dan McCook's, the latter reluctantly joining the garrison at Nashville, every one in it disappointed and disgusted that the circumstances existing at this time should necessitate their relegation to the harassing and tantalizing duty of protecting our depots and line of supply. (source)
- When we try to act inconsistently with our beliefs -- such as trying to create wealth or relationships when we have beliefs that act as barriers, or trying to stop procrastination when we have beliefs that necessitate it -- we are aware both of the struggle to change and our inability to produce lasting change. (source)
- When the news of the battle at Five Forks reached General Grant, he realized that the decisive character of our victory would necessitate the immediate abandonment of Richmond and Petersburg by the enemy; and fearing that Lee would escape without further injury, he issued orders, the propriety of which must be settled by history, to assault next morning the whole intrenched line. (source)
- The new regs that will force real competition in the health insurance market: the exchange (as opposed to the government protected monopoly racket we have in most states now) and the lower insurance company costs that'll come about from making their most egregious practices illegal, will necessitate they cut out of whole lot of actuaries who deny care and an army of file fudging nitpicking clerks who make patients 'and doctors' lives miserable. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 48 example sentences provided below is 40.0, which suggests that "necessitate" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 18 synonyms for necessitate.
ask, behoove, cause, coerce, command, compel, constrain, crave, demand, drive, entail, force, impel, make, oblige, postulate, require, take
We have 15 antonyms for necessitate.
calculate, check, delay, disallow, discourage, dissuade, fail, give, halt, lose, offer, refuse, reply, repress, stop
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of necessitate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To make necessary or unavoidable.
- (verb-transitive) To require or compel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To require something to be brought about.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable.
- (verb-transitive) To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To make necessary or indispensable; render unavoidable; cause to be a necessary consequence.
- (None) To force irresistibly; compel; oblige; impel by necessity.
- (None) To reduce to a state of need; threaten or oppress by necessity or need, or the prospect of need.
- (None) Synonyms To constrain, drive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) require as useful, just, or proper
- (verb) cause to be a concomitant