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Verb: necessitate  nu'se-si,teyt
  1. Must previously have happened or existed, happen or be in place during (in order for stated thing to be happening or be the case)
    - ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
     
  2. Cause to be a concomitant

Derived forms: necessitated, necessitates, necessitating

Type of: lead

Antonym: obviate

Encyclopedia: Necessitate