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obligate

 
Adjective obligate has 1 sense
  1. obligate - restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of OXYGen"
    Antonym:
    facultative
Verb obligate has 3 senses
  1. compel, oblige, obligate - force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
    --1 is one way to induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
    Derived form: noun obligation1
    Sample sentence:
    They obligate him to write the letter
  2. obligate - commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
    --2 is one way to
    entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit
    Derived form: noun obligation2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. oblige, bind, hold, obligate - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
    --3 is one way to relate
    Derived forms: noun obligation2, noun obligation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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