entail - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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present tense
present participleentailing
past tenseentailed
past participleentailed
  1. 1
    if a situation or action entails a particular thing, it involves having or doing that thing

    These cuts will entail some job losses.

    entail doing something:

    Building the airport entails reclaiming huge areas of land from the sea.

  2. 2
    legal an old word meaning to arrange for property to be given to someone when you die