entail meaning, entail definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( entails    3rd person present)   ( entailing    present participle)   ( entailed    past tense & past participle  ) If one thing entails another, it involves it or causes it.  
FORMAL      verb  
Such a decision would entail a huge political risk...      V n  
I'll never accept parole because that entails me accepting guilt.      V n -ing  
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bring about, call for, cause, demand, encompass, give rise to, impose, involve, lead to, necessitate, occasion, require, result in  

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