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Obligate

Ob´li`gate
v. t.1.To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive.
[imp. & p. p. Obligated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obligating.]
That's your true plan - to obligate
The present ministers of state.
- Churchill.
2.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.
Verb1.obligate - force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
Synonyms: compel, oblige
2.obligate - commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
3.obligate - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
Synonyms: oblige, bind, hold
Adj.1.obligate - restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of OXYGen"
Antonyms:
facultative - able to exist under more than one set of conditions; "a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte"
accept obligation, agree to, answer for, be answerable for, be responsible for, be security for, commit, compel, constrain, contract, engage, go bail for, have an understanding, make imperative, make incumbent, saddle with, shake hands on, take the vows, tie, undertake
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Oblanceolate
oblanceolate leaf
Oblate
Oblate ellipsoid
Oblate spheroid
Oblateness
Oblati
Oblation
Oblationer
Oblatrate
Oblatration
Oblatum
Oblectate
Oblectation
Obligable
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obligate anaerobe
obligated
Obligation
Obligation of contracts
obligational
Obligato
Obligatorily
Obligatoriness
Obligatory
Oblige
obliged
obligee
Obligee or creditor
obligement
obliger
obliging
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