From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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
   1. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unavoidable.
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            Sickness [might] necessitate his removal from the
            court.                                --South.
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            This fact necessitates a second line. --J. Peile.
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   2. To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.
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            The Marquis of Newcastle, being pressed on both
            sides, was necessitated to draw all his army into
            York.                                 --Clarendon.
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