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English verb: necessitate

1. necessitate (stative) require as useful, just, or proper

SamplesIt takes nerve to do what she did.
Success usually requires hard work.
This job asks a lot of patience and skill.
This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice.
This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert.
This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent.

Synonymsask, call for, demand, involve, need, postulate, require, take

Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
It ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)claim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take

Verb groupclaim, exact, take

Antonymsobviate, rid of, eliminate

2. necessitate (stative) cause to be a concomitant

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lead

Narrower (hyponym)entail, imply, mean

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