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English definition of “warrant”


verb [T] (MAKE NECESSARY)    /ˈwɒr.ənt/ US  /ˈwɔːr-/
to make a particular activity necessary : Obviously what she did was wrong , but I don't think it warranted quite such severe punishment . It's a relatively simple task that really doesn't warrant a great deal of time be ing spent on it. → See also unwarrantedEssential or necessary
(Definition of warrant verb (MAKE NECESSARY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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