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Adjective obligate has 1 sense
- obligate - restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of OXYGen"
Verb obligate has 3 senses
- 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
They obligate him to write the letter
- obligate - commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
--2 is one way to entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit
Somebody ----s something
- 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
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE