obligate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb force somebody to do something
- We compel all students to fill out this form
verb commit in order to fulfill an obligation
verb bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
oblige; bind; hold.
- He's held by a contract
- I'll hold you by your promise
adjective restricted to a particular condition of life
- an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen
Ob"li*gate transitive verb
, p.p. of obligare
. See Oblige
imperfect & past participle Obligated ; present participle & verbal noun Obligating
- To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive. "Obligated by a sense of duty."
That's your true plan -- to obligate
The present ministers of state.
- To bind or firmly hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to any act of duty or courtesy by a formal pledge.
That they may not incline or be obligated to any vile or lowly occupations.
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