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obligate

ob·li·gate

obligate

 
 
pronunciation:
a blih geIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obligated, obligates, obligating
definition 1: to bind legally or morally; constrain.
The law obligates us to pay taxes.His sense of duty obligated him to return to his wife.
 
synonyms:
bind, constrain, oblige, require
similar words:
command, compel, demand, exact, impel, necessitate
definition 2: to commit (assets) to meet an obligation.
synonyms:
pledge
similar words:
commit, guarantee, plight
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: indispensable; necessary.
What are the obligate conditions for the success of the treatment?
synonyms:
essential, indispensable, necessary
similar words:
required, requisite
derivation: obligable (adj.)