HyperDic: obligated

English > 1 sense of the word obligated:
ADJECTIVEallobligatedcaused by law or conscience to follow a certain course
obligated > pronunciation
Rhymesabbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > obligated: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningCaused by law or conscience to follow a certain course.
  • "felt obligated to repay the kindness"
  • "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
NarrowerbeholdenUnder a moral obligation to someone
duty-bound, obligedUnder a moral obligation to do something
indebtedowing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc
indebtedUnder a legal obligation to someone
supposedrequired or under orders
tributarypaying tribute
See alsoresponsibleworthy of or requiring responsibility or trust
Oppositeunobligatednot obligated

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