Definitions for obligate

Definitions for (verb) obligate

Main entry: bind, hold, obligate, oblige

Definition: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

Usage: He's held by a contract; I'll hold you by your promise

Main entry: obligate

Definition: commit in order to fulfill an obligation

Usage: obligate money

Main entry: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form

Definitions for (adj) obligate

Main entry: obligate

Definition: restricted to a particular condition of life

Usage: an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen

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