HyperDic: obligate

English > 4 senses of the word obligate:
VERBsocialobligate, compel, obligeforce somebody to do something
possessionobligatecommit in order to fulfill an obligation
communicationobligate, oblige, bind, holdbind by an obligation / obligation
ADJECTIVEallobligaterestricted to a particular condition of life
obligate > pronunciation
Soundsaa'blahgey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > obligate: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrestricted to a particular condition of life.
Example"an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen"
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Oppositefacultativeable to exist under more than one set of conditions
Spanishestricto
English > obligate: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningForce somebody to do something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey obligate him to write the letter
Synonymscompel, oblige
Cause toact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Narrowerclamorcompel someone to do something by insistent clamoring
coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
condemncompel or force into a particular state or activity
enforce, implement, applyensure observance of laws and rules
enforce, impose, constraincompel to behave in a certain way
force, thrustimpose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
shamecompel through a sense of shame
walkmake walk
Broaderinduce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeCause to do
Spanishcompeler, compelir, forzar, imponer, obligar
Catalancompel·lir, obligar
Nounsobligationthe social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
English > obligate: 4 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningcommit in order to fulfill an obligation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"obligate money"
Broaderentrust, intrust, trust, confide, commitconfer a trust upon
Spanishcomprometer, obliga a
Nounsobligationthe state of being obligated to do or pay something
English > obligate: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningBind by an obligation / obligation; cause to be indebted.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsoblige, bind, hold
NarrowerarticleBind by a contract
indenture, indentBind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant
pledgeBind or secure by a pledge
tie downrestrain from independence by an obligation / obligation
BroaderrelateHave or establish a relationship to
Spanishobligar
Catalanobligar
Nounsobligationa legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
obligationthe state of being obligated to do or pay something

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