[ US /ˈɑbɫəˌɡeɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    He's held by a contract
    I'll hold you by your promise
  2. force somebody to do something
    We compel all students to fill out this form
  3. commit in order to fulfill an obligation
    obligate money
ADJECTIVE
  1. restricted to a particular condition of life
    an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen
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How To Use obligate In A Sentence

  • Drop it in my face, because I am not obligated to talk to you so don't expect me to start a conversation with you fucking dumbass.
  • The ruling obligates airlines to release information about their flight delays.
  • What is it about this particular ceremony that obligates people to travel vast distances, buy expensive casserole dishes, wear unnaturally tidy clothes, and take stupid numbers of photographs?
  • Now that BHT is out on video, I don't feel quite so obligated to hide such things beneath a cut tag -- for I assume that most of you who would be interested in seeing this film have already done so. play it again, Sam
  • The order Strepsiptera are obligate endoparasitic insects that are known to parasitize seven insect orders, including solitary and social Hymenoptera.
  • The end product of such a course of evolution is an obligate parasite that is inextricably linked to a particular host.
  • The share purchase obligates the cooperative to accept the unit at an established price.
  • The mountain guan is an obligate primary-forest bird that has been extirpated from the forest within the last 10 to 20 years.
  • The other player could not be dismissed; he demanded to be attended to, either as obligate enemy or obligate colleague.
  • The reason I ask these questions is that Fannie Mae's bank addendum states that Fannie Mae not obligated to bear any expenses to make the title marketable so I'm trying to find out if this property can be purchased with an unclear title and what legal responsibilities might be transferred to me as the new property owner. Mortgage News Daily - Mortgage And Real Estate News
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