if warranted

English translation: if it is considered to be necessary

English term or phrase:if warranted
English translation:if it is considered to be necessary
Entered by: Maksym Nevzorov

22:36 Dec 6, 2010
English to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / scientific
English term or phrase: if warranted
I failed to find a specific explanation for this expression in any dictionary available to me. Is there a stable meaning for "if warranted"?

Please explain the meaning of these two words in the following sample contexts (especially the second one):

Many guidelines now suggest deferring the start of antibiotics for one to three days[6] avoiding the need for antibiotics for two out of three children[7] without adverse effect on longterm outcomes for those whose treatment is deferred.[8] First line antibiotic treatment, if warranted, is amoxicillin.

Pharmacokinetics parameters, clearance, and possibly volume if warranted, of [substance] and its metabolites will be determined using specific statistical modeling.

Our qualified asbestos consultants also render an opinion as to the appropriate course of action and provide cost estimates for remediation, if warranted.
Maksym Nevzorov
Local time: 05:37
if it is considered to be necessary
is all it means.
Selected response from:

Mark Nathan
Local time: 04:37
Grading comment
Thanks again.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Summary of answers provided
3 +10if it is considered to be necessary
Mark Nathan



3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +10
if it is considered to be necessary

is all it means.

Mark Nathan
Local time: 04:37
Meets criteria
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Thanks again.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you very much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Noni Gilbert: Yup
2 mins

agree  marybro
16 mins

agree  Jack Doughty
34 mins

agree  Veronika McLaren
49 mins

agree  Jive
1 hr

agree  David Hollywood: just with ... if considered necessary ... or deemed
4 hrs

agree  Amel Abdullah
12 hrs

agree  Joyce A
12 hrs

agree  Sarah Bessioud
13 hrs

agree  jccantrell
16 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search