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Adjective: obligate  'ó-blu,geyt
  1. (biology) restricted to a particular condition of life
    "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen"
Verb: obligate  'ó-blu,geyt
  1. Force somebody to do something
    - compel, oblige
  2. Commit in order to fulfil an obligation
    "obligate money"
  3. Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    "He's obligated by a contract";
    - oblige, bind, hold

Derived forms: obligated, obligates, obligating

Type of: cause, commit, confide, entrust, get, have, induce, intrust [archaic], make, relate, stimulate, trust

Antonym: facultative

Encyclopedia: Obligate