- 1needed to achieve a particular result
- 2essential or required under certain circumstances
Using necessary: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "necessary" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
It is necessary to wear a helmet while riding a bike.
Good communication is necessary for a healthy relationship.
The doctor said surgery was necessary to remove the tumor.
Studying is necessary to pass the exam.
necessary Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with necessary
We will provide extra support if necessary.
We need to make the necessary arrangements for the conference.
Some people believe that taxes are a necessary evil.
Origins of necessary
from Latin 'necessarius', meaning 'unavoidable, indispensable'
Summary: necessary in Brief
The term 'necessary' [ˈnesəsəri] refers to something that is essential or required to achieve a particular result. It can be used to describe anything from wearing a helmet while riding a bike to studying for an exam. Phrases like 'if necessary' and 'make necessary' indicate when something is needed or required. The idiom 'necessary evil' describes something unpleasant that must be accepted to achieve a particular result.