Obligate

Definition of Obligate

Ob´li`gate
v. t.1.To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive.
[imp. & p. p. Obligated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obligating.]
That's your true plan - to obligate
The present ministers of state.
- Churchill.
2.To bind or firmly hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to any act of duty or courtesy by a formal pledge.
That they may not incline or be obligated to any vile or lowly occupations.
- Landor.

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accept obligation, agree to, answer for, be answerable for, be responsible for, be security for, commit, compel, constrain, contract, engage, go bail for, have an understanding, make imperative, make incumbent, saddle with, shake hands on, take the vows, tie, undertake
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