necessary

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɛsəsəri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnɛsəˌsɛri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(nesə ser′ē)

Inflections of 'necessary' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": necessaries
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necessary

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. is [never, not always] necessary
  2. is necessary in [some, many] cases
  3. is necessary to [protect, provide, ensure]
  4. is necessary for [biking, building, making]
  5. is a necessary item for
  6. is no longer necessary
  7. was hardly necessary
  8. she [took, packed] only what was necessary
  9. [is, was] that really necessary?
  10. that [will not, won't] be necessary
  11. it is necessary that you (leave)
  12. it is necessary for me to (go)
  13. not necessary [unless, except]
  14. is a necessary [part, component] of
  15. take the necessary measures to
  16. [provide me with, fill in] the necessary information
  17. (money) is a necessary evil
  18. a small but necessary [change, step, effort]
  19. necessary and [sufficient, reasonable]
n
  1. [common, shared, public, basic, fundamental] necessaries
  2. necessaries like [food, water, shelter]
  3. the necessaries of [life, survival, employment]
  4. [provide, offer, supply] basic necessaries
  5. [say, state, point out] the necessary
  6. do the necessary to [win, come out on top, finish on time]
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