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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.
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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.
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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
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obligated

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

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

[ˈɒblɪˌgeɪtɪd] adj (Am) (frm) to feel obligated to do sthsentirsi in dovere di fare qc
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
'Even there are only one or two passengers as long as they are going to UP campus to watch DAVRAA events, operators are obligated to deliver passengers up to the venue,' Jibone said.
--$85,070,000 project and refunding revenue bonds (Asbury Maryland Obligated Group) series 2018A;
Moreover, "58% of those say the person to whom they feel obligated is a family member.
Pursuant to your queries, it may be noted that as per Article 22 of the Executive Regulation of Law No (2) of 2007 on Regulation of Landlord-Tenant Relationship in Sharjah, the tenants cannot terminate the lease agreement except for force majeure (beyond your control) event and are legally obligated to continue the lease until the expiry of the lease term.
DUBAI: Companies in Oman will be obligated to provide their staff with health insurance, according to a statement released by Oman's Capital Market Authority, local daily Times of Oman reported.
The ill, the old and travellers are not obligated to fast.
ORDERED that the order is reversed, on the law, with costs, the plaintiff's motion, in effect, for summary judgment declaring that the defendant is obligated to pay the settlement and defense costs the plaintiff incurred in an underlying action entitled Johnson v Shah, commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, under Case No.
From 2011 to 2014, the 71 issuers and obligated persons sold municipal bonds using offering documents that contained materially false statements or omissions about their compliance with continuing disclosure obligations, according to the SEC.
My approach, then, is to begin by arguing for some necessary conditions for collective obligation, and then use these to propose an account of prospectively sufficient conditions for a collective to be obligated to act.