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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.

obligate

(ˈɒblɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
1. to compel, constrain, or oblige morally or legally
2. (Law) (in the US) to bind (property, funds, etc) as security
adj
3. compelled, bound, or restricted
4. (Biology) biology able to exist under only one set of environmental conditions: an obligate parasite cannot live independently of its host. Compare facultative4
[C16: from Latin obligāre to oblige]
ˈobligable adj
obˈligative adj
ˈobliˌgator n

ob•li•gate

(v. ˈɒb lɪˌgeɪt; adj. ˈɒb lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt)

v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to bind or oblige morally or legally.
2. to commit (funds, property, etc.) to meet an obligation.
adj.
3. restricted to a particular condition of life, as certain organisms that can survive only in the absence of oxygen (opposed to facultative).
[1400–50; late Middle English obligat (adj.) < Latin obligāre to bind =ob- ob- + ligāre; see ligate]

obligate


Past participle: obligated
Gerund: obligating

Imperative
obligate
obligate
Present
I obligate
you obligate
he/she/it obligates
we obligate
you obligate
they obligate
Preterite
I obligated
you obligated
he/she/it obligated
we obligated
you obligated
they obligated
Present Continuous
I am obligating
you are obligating
he/she/it is obligating
we are obligating
you are obligating
they are obligating
Present Perfect
I have obligated
you have obligated
he/she/it has obligated
we have obligated
you have obligated
they have obligated
Past Continuous
I was obligating
you were obligating
he/she/it was obligating
we were obligating
you were obligating
they were obligating
Past Perfect
I had obligated
you had obligated
he/she/it had obligated
we had obligated
you had obligated
they had obligated
Future
I will obligate
you will obligate
he/she/it will obligate
we will obligate
you will obligate
they will obligate
Future Perfect
I will have obligated
you will have obligated
he/she/it will have obligated
we will have obligated
you will have obligated
they will have obligated
Future Continuous
I will be obligating
you will be obligating
he/she/it will be obligating
we will be obligating
you will be obligating
they will be obligating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been obligating
you have been obligating
he/she/it has been obligating
we have been obligating
you have been obligating
they have been obligating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been obligating
you will have been obligating
he/she/it will have been obligating
we will have been obligating
you will have been obligating
they will have been obligating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been obligating
you had been obligating
he/she/it had been obligating
we had been obligating
you had been obligating
they had been obligating
Conditional
I would obligate
you would obligate
he/she/it would obligate
we would obligate
you would obligate
they would obligate
Past Conditional
I would have obligated
you would have obligated
he/she/it would have obligated
we would have obligated
you would have obligated
they would have obligated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.obligate - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
force, thrust - impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have - cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
walk - make walk; "He walks the horse up the mountain"; "Walk the dog twice a day"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
clamor - compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring; "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"
condemn - compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
shame - compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends"
enforce, implement, apply - ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";
impose, enforce - compel to behave in a certain way; "Social relations impose courtesy"
2.obligate - commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
entrust, intrust, confide, commit, trust - confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"
3.obligate - bind by an obligationobligate - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
pledge - bind or secure by a pledge; "I was pledged to silence"
article - bind by a contract; especially for a training period
indenture, indent - bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant; "an indentured servant"
tie down - restrain from independence by an obligation; "He was tied down by his work"
relate - have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
Adj.1.obligate - restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
facultative - able to exist under more than one set of conditions; "a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte"

obligate

verb
1. To be morally bound to do:
2. To cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance:
Translations

obligate

[ˈɒblɪgeɪt] VT (frm) to obligate sb to do sthobligar a algn a hacer algo
to be obligated to do sthestar obligado a hacer algo

obligate

[ˈɒblɪgeɪt] vtobliger
to obligate sb to do sth → obliger qn à faire qch

obligate

vt (form)verpflichten (sb to do sth jdn, etw zu tun)

ob·li·gate

v. obligar, exigir.