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English definition of “warrant”

warrant

verb [T] (MAKE NECESSARY)   /ˈwɑr·ənt, ˈwɔr-/ fml
to make a particular action necessary or correct, or to be a reason to do something: His injury was serious enough to warrant an operation. I can see circumstances in which these types of investigations would be warranted.
(Definition of warrant verb (MAKE NECESSARY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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