the additional enrollment necessitates an additional staff person

make necessary, entail, involve, mean, require, demand, call for, be grounds for, warrant, constrain, force
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  • Necessitate — Ne*ces si*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Necessitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Necessitating}.] [Cf. L. necessitatus, p. p. of necessitare, and F. n[ e]cessiter. See {Necessity}.] 1. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necessitate — I verb call for, clamor for, coerce, cogere, compel, concuss, create a need, decree, demand, dictate, enjoin, exact, force, impel, impose, insist upon, leave no choice, leave no option, make indispensable, make inevitable, make necessary, make… …   Law dictionary

  • necessitate — (v.) 1620s, from M.L. necessitatus, pp. of necessitare to render necessary, from L. necessitas (see NECESSITY (Cf. necessity)). Earlier verb in English was necessen (late 14c.). Related: Necessitated; necessitates; necessitating …   Etymology dictionary

  • necessitate — [v] call for, make necessary ask, behoove, cause, coerce, command, compel, constrain, crave, demand, drive, entail, force, impel, make, oblige, postulate, require, take; concepts 53,242,646 …   New thesaurus

  • necessitate — ► VERB 1) make necessary as a result. 2) force or compel to do something …   English terms dictionary

  • necessitate — [nə ses′ə tāt΄] vt. necessitated, necessitating [< ML necessitatus, pp. of necessitare < L necessitas, necessity] 1. to make (something) necessary or unavoidable; involve or imply as a necessary condition, outcome, etc. 2. Now Rare to… …   English World dictionary

  • necessitate — v. 1) (G) working for that firm would necessitate living abroad 2) (K) going to school would necessitate his moving to the city * * * [nɪ sesɪteɪt] (G) working for that firm would necessitate living abroad (K) going to school would necessitate… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • necessitate — UK [nəˈsesɪteɪt] / US [nəˈsesɪˌteɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms necessitate : present tense I/you/we/they necessitate he/she/it necessitates present participle necessitating past tense necessitated past participle necessitated formal to make… …   English dictionary

  • necessitate — ne|ces|si|tate [nıˈsesıteıt] v [T] formal to make it necessary for you to do something ▪ Lack of money necessitated a change of plan. necessitate doing sth ▪ This would necessitate interviewing all members of staff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • necessitate — verb (T) formal to make it necessary for you to do something: Lack of money necessitated a change of plan. | necessitate doing sth: This change would necessitate starting all over again …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • necessitate — necessitation, n. necessitative, adj. /neuh ses i tayt /, v.t., necessitated, necessitating. 1. to make necessary or unavoidable: The breakdown of the car necessitated a change in our plans. 2. to compel, oblige, or force: The new wage demand… …   Universalium