make unnecessary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make unnecessary make unnecessary an expenditure or effort "This will save money","I'll save you the trouble","This will save you a lot of time"
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Quotations

  • Rambler
    Rambler
    “A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.”
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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    “The government is best which makes itself unnecessary.”
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher
    Dorothy Canfield Fisher
    “A mother is not a person to lean on but person to make leaning unnecessary.”
  • Thomas Carruthers
    Thomas Carruthers
    “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”

Usage

In literature:

Power that would make the accumulators unnecessary ... would make them out of date.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
It took her some time longer to make her selection and again in counting out her money she made quite an unnecessary display.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
He wouldn't feel comfortable with a girl who'd helped make starving unnecessary.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
In a shop having an ordinary room temperature, it is generally unnecessary to heat the moulds before making up a number of castings.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
But mechanical invention will gradually make it unnecessary.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
The McAllen Tube, of course, might make such ordinary conveniences unnecessary.
"Gone Fishing" by James H. Schmitz
And it makes all your pomp and ceremony, and your penance and rites quite unnecessary.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The marked attention paid to everything they utter makes it unnecessary for them to articulate distinctly.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
I could not make it seem unnecessary to see Brake.
"The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Indeed, there was certainly an unnecessary delay on Creech's part in making a settlement.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
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In news:

He makes fine points in his defense, even if the defensiveness is unnecessary.
The new technology helps operators avoid making an unnecessary number of passes to complete compaction projects.
Whore what right have you to make an unnecessary quote in your article on and about Mr Ron Kirk ("Selling Ron," March 7) our city of Dallas TX past mayor before his elected to office term to run for Mr Phil Gramm senator seat.
Upon enactment of the Employee Free Choice Act, when a simple majority of the employees signs an authorization, union recognition is mandatory, thus making election by secret ballot unnecessary.
New claims of unnecessary stents arise as committee prepares to make oversight recommendations.
Cloud technologies and other Internet-based tech will make it unnecessary for sales reps to visit buyers for product demos and pitches.
Using spectrum for broadband instead of broadcast TV, could make Net Neutrality rules unnecessary, according to the CEA's Gary Shapiro.
"Our reader surveys show that many consumer products are reliable, making a service contract unnecessary," the magazine stated.
If a beauty or grooming splurge makes you feel better about yourself or your life, who cares if it seems unnecessary to someone else.
While these suggestions won’t make being hospitalized fun, they may take some of the unnecessary fear and anxiety out of the process.
Lipps said he wants to make sure there is a fair hearing for both juveniles but also is concerned about an unnecessary delay in the trials and an added expense to the court.
With the help of Realtor.com, Sotheby's International Realty, Corcoran Group and others, we wrangled up a collection of for-sale homes peddling stunning outdoor amenities that make going inside unnecessary during the summer months.
Who has undergone numerous surgeries to reconstruct his face and still cannot eat or speak properly -- was punished by being shot, making criminal charges unnecessary.
Four pharmaceutical companies that make a crucial cancer drug for children that's suddenly in short supply are being urged to try to quickly step up production to prevent unnecessary deaths.
Soil in Bay Area gardens is still warm and welcoming to transplants, and the coming winter rains should make watering unnecessary.
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In science:

One does not have to make the changes one feels unnecessary merely to satisfy reviewers.
True Peer Review
By making the test-time cost vs. accuracy tradeoff explicit we enable high performance classifiers that fit into computational budgets and can reduce unnecessary energy consumption in large-scale industrial applications.
Cost-Sensitive Tree of Classifiers
These conditions make a relativistic approach unnecessary .
A multidimensional hydrodynamic code for structure evolution in cosmology
In view of this equation, equation (1) must follow from the sum for j > 1 of j (dnj /dt) as given by equation (2), a point that is readily checked and makes it unnecessary to use equation (1).
Rate equations for cluster formation in supercooled liquids
In contrast to the muon and tau channels (Section 8.3.2) the higher statistics makes the use of expected statistical errors unnecessary.
A Combination of Preliminary Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model
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