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English definition of “necessitate”

necessitate

verb [T]     /nəˈses.ɪ.teɪt/ formal
to cause something to be needed , or to make something necessary : Reduction in government spending will necessitate further cuts in public services . [+ -ing verb] An important meeting necessitates my be ing in London on Friday .Essential or necessary
(Definition of necessitate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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