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necessary

adj., adv. 1) essential. 2) less forcefully, it can mean convenient, useful, or making good sense.

necessary

(Inescapable), adjective avoidless, certain, choiceless, compelling, constraining, decided, decreed, designated, destined, expected, fated, fateful, fixed, imminent, impending, ineluctable, ineludible, inexorable, irresistible, irrevocable, ordained, sealed, settled, sure, unalterable, unavoidable, uncontrollable, undeniable, unevasible, unpreventable
Associated concepts: necessary damages, necessary exxenses, necessary implication, necessary inference, necessary injury

necessary

(Required), adjective all-important, basic, binding, bounden, chief, coercive, compelling, critical, crucial, demanded, dictated, essential, expedient, fundamental, imperative, important, incumbent, indispensable, integral, key, mandatory, necessitated, necessitous, needed, obligatory, paramount, prerequisite, prescribed, prime, principal, requisite, significant, strategic, strategical, substantive, urgent, vital
Associated concepts: necessary parties

necessary

noun essence, essential, essentiality, innispensable thing, necessitas, necessitousness, necessitude, necessity, need, prerequirement, prerequisite, qualification, requirement, requisite, vitals
Associated concepts: duty to provide necessaries, necessaries of life
See also: basic, binding, cardinal, central, compelling, compulsory, desideratum, essential, exigent, fundamental, imperative, important, indispensable, inevitable, integral, mandatory, material, need, obligatory, peremptory, primary, requirement, requisite, unavoidable, urgent
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From the inn he went to the church, saw the clerk, and gave the necessary notice for a marriage by license on the following Monday.
In a few minutes he sent the necessary message upstairs.
A standing force, therefore, is a dangerous, at the same time that it may be a necessary, provision.
A dangerous establishment can never be necessary or plausible, so long as they continue a united people.
The attempt has awakened fully the public attention to that important subject; and has led to investigations which must terminate in a thorough and universal conviction, not only that the constitution has provided the most effectual guards against danger from that quarter, but that nothing short of a Constitution fully adequate to the national defense and the preservation of the Union, can save America from as many standing armies as it may be split into States or Confederacies, and from such a progressive augmentation, of these establishments in each, as will render them as burdensome to the properties and ominous to the liberties of the people, as any establishment that can become necessary, under a united and efficient government, must be tolerable to the former and safe to the latter.
Neither in the case of contraries, nor in the case of correlatives, nor in the case of 'positives' and 'privatives', is it necessary for one to be true and the other false.
Now if Socrates exists, it is not necessary that one should be true and the other false, for when he is not yet able to acquire the power of vision, both are false, as also if Socrates is altogether non-existent.
But, inasmuch as it is equally necessary to take into account the deviation which the rotary motion of the earth will impart to the shot, and as the shot cannot reach the moon until after a deviation equal to 16 radii of the earth, which, calculated upon the moon's orbit, are equal to about eleven degrees, it becomes necessary to add these eleven degrees to those which express the retardation of the moon just mentioned: that is to say, in round numbers, about sixty-four degrees.
The members of the Gun Club ought, therefore, without delay, to commence the works necessary for such an experiment, and to be prepared to set to work at the moment determined upon; for, if they should suffer this 4th of December to go by, they will not find the moon again under the same conditions of perigee and of zenith until eighteen years and eleven days afterward.
To prevent therefore, for the future, such intemperate abuses of leisure, of letters, and of the liberty of the press, especially as the world seems at present to be more than usually threatened with them, I shall here venture to mention some qualifications, every one of which are in a pretty high degree necessary to this order of historians.
But though they should be so, they are not sufficient for our purpose, without a good share of learning; for which I could again cite the authority of Horace, and of many others, if any was necessary to prove that tools are of no service to a workman, when they are not sharpened by art, or when he wants rules to direct him in his work, or hath no matter to work upon.
So necessary is this to the understanding the characters of men, that none are more ignorant of them than those learned pedants whose lives have been entirely consumed in colleges, and among books; for however exquisitely human nature may have been described by writers, the true practical system can be learnt only in the world.