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Pronunciation

  • (US) (verb): enPR: äʹblĭgāt, IPA: /ˈɑblɪgeɪt/ SAMPA: /"AblIgeIt/
(adjective): enPR: äʹblĭgət, IPA: /ˈɑblɪgət/ SAMPA: /"AblIg@t/
  • (UK) (verb): enPR: ôbʹlĭgāt, IPA: /ˈɒblɪgeɪt/ SAMPA: /"QblIgeIt/
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Verb

Infinitive
to obligate

Third person singular
obligat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to obligate (third-person singular simple present obligat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To bind, compel, or constrain by a social, legal, or moral tie. See Synonyms at force.
  2. (transitive) To cause to be grateful or indebted; to oblige.
  3. (transitive) To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
obligate

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (biology) Able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role: an obligate parasite; an obligate anaerobe.
  2. Absolutely indispensable; essential.

Translations


Latin

Participle

obligāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of obligātus

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