Obligate



[verb ob-li-geyt; adjective ob-li-git, -geyt] /verb ˈɒb lɪˌgeɪt; adjective ˈɒb lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt/

verb (used with object), obligated, obligating.
1.
to bind or morally or legally:
to obligate oneself to purchase a building.
2.
to pledge, commit, or bind (funds, property, etc.) to meet an .
adjective
3.
morally or legally bound; ; constrained.
4.
necessary; essential.
5.
Biology. restricted to a particular condition of life, as certain organisms that can survive only in the absence of oxygen: obligate anaerobe (opposed to ).
/ˈɒblɪˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
to compel, constrain, or oblige morally or legally
2.
(in the US) to bind (property, funds, etc) as security
adjective
3.
compelled, bound, or restricted
4.
(biology) able to exist under only one set of environmental conditions: an obligate parasite cannot live independently of its host Compare facultative

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    [verb ob-li-geyt; adjective ob-li-git, -geyt] /verb ˈɒb lɪˌgeɪt; adjective ˈɒb lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt/ verb (used with object), obligated, obligating. 1. to bind or morally or legally: to obligate oneself to purchase a building. 2. to pledge, commit, or bind (funds, property, etc.) to meet an . adjective 3. morally or legally bound; ; constrained. 4. […]

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