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ob·li·gate

 (ŏb′lĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. ob·li·gat·ed, ob·li·gat·ing, ob·li·gates
1. To compel or constrain by a social, legal, or moral requirement. See Synonyms at force.
2. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige: We will always be obligated to you for your kindness.
3. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
adj. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
Able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role: an obligate parasite; an obligate anaerobe.
n. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
An obligate organism.

[Latin obligāre, obligāt-; see oblige.]

ob′li·ga·ble (-gə-bəl) adj.
ob′li·gate·ly adv.
ob′li·ga′tor n.

obligated

(ˈɒblɪɡeɪtɪd)
adj
having the feeling that it is one's duty to do something, or that one is legally bound to do it: obligated to fulfil the contract.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
responsible - worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable; "a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"
unobligated - not obligated

obligated

adjective obliged, forced, required, bound, compelled, under an obligation, under compulsion He had got her pregnant and felt obligated to marry her.

obligated

adjective
Owing something, such as gratitude or appreciation, to another:
Archaic: bounden.
Idiom: under obligation.
Translations

obligated

adj (form)verpflichtet; to be obligated to somebodyin jds Schuld sein or stehen; to feel obligated to do somethingsich verpflichtet fühlen, etw zu tun

obligated

[ˈɒblɪˌgeɪtɪd] adj (Am) (frm) to feel obligated to do sthsentirsi in dovere di fare qc
References in classic literature ?
So, he'd come with a most tremenjous crowd and make such a row at the doors of the houses where we was, that they used to be obligated to have no more to do with us and to give us up to him.
I believe Mrs Charles is not quite pleased with my not inviting them oftener; but you know it is very bad to have children with one that one is obligated to be checking every moment; "don't do this," and "don't do that;" or that one can only keep in tolerable order by more cake than is good for them.
Again had she placed him under obligations to her, and Tarzan of the Apes did not wish to be obligated to a German spy; yet in his honest heart he could not but admit a certain admiration for her courage, a trait which always greatly impressed the ape-man, he himself the personification of courage.
the rest are feeling obligated to keep tabs on the office," said Carmi Levy, senior research analyst at Info-Tech.
The employee must be obligated to repay within a reasonable period any amount received in excess of his or her substantiated expenses.
A description of the purpose for which operation and maintenance funds are being obligated.
30, 2012 ABHOW Obligated Group plus Foundation (provides guaranty on the debt) had $94.
The IRS contends that P was obligated under the terms of the settlement agreement to make the $37,000 payment to G in the event of her prior death.
The rating is further supported by the obligated group's extraordinary record of stable operating results and strong debt service coverage, and the sophistication and effectiveness of the Daughters of Charity National Health System (DCNHS) management team.
I think, contractually, that's what I'm obligated for right now, although you never know.
One of Fitch's main credit concerns is the complexity of ABHOW's organizational structure and the transfers to non-obligated affiliates from the obligated group.
78-197 as a concession that the anticipatory-assignment-of-income doctrine could not apply if the charitable donees were not legally obligated and could not be compelled to sell, which was the case here.