- 1Make (something) necessary as a result or consequence: the severe arthritis eventually necessitated a total hip replacementMore example sentences
- Inadequate results of psychotherapies have necessitated a search for alternative treatments.
- These new hours represent a reduction in the library's total open hours necessitated by a reduction in state funds.
- After a decade of budget cuts necessitated by the Depression, Canada was far from ready to go to war again.
- 1.1 [with object] Force or compel (someone) to do something: the late arrival had necessitated her getting out of bedMore example sentences
- The idea of voluntarily signing up for a class that necessitates me spending even more time at the hospital during my off-hours is not enticing, to say the least.
- He lived nearly all of his life in Rinbane until failing health necessitated him moving to Tubbercurry in recent years.
- His poor standing in Asia will necessitate him throwing tons of money at Indonesia.
early 17th century: from medieval Latin necessitat- 'compelled', from the verb necessitare, based on Latin necesse 'needful'.