Entail
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Entail [en-teyl]

NOUN, VERB

Noun

  • The act of entailing.
  • Something transmitted as if by entail.
  • A restriction of land ownership such that it can only be given to the owner'
  • s lineal descendants or a particular class only

Verb

  • To cause as a consequence.
  • To impose as a necessary accompaniment.
  • To restrict the property ownership to the owner'
  • s lineal descendants only.
Example

"It is said that success entails hard work."

"Pregnancy entails a physical burden for the mother."

Synonyms

Verb: Bring about, Necessitate, Encompass, Cause, Demand, Require, Involve, Comprehend, Embrace, Include, Subsume

Antonyms

Verb: Exclude, Omit

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