Word Study
Index
: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
[2x]
: O O. Oa Ob Oc Od Oe Of Og Oh Oi Oj Ok Ol Om On Oo Op Oq Or Os Ot Ou Ov Ow Ox Oy Oz
oblatration | oblatum | oblectate | oblectation | obligable | obligate | obligate anaerobe | obligated | obligation | obligational | obligato

obligate

RELATED WORD :


 : 
Adjective, Verb (usu participle)
 : 
ob=li=gate

CIDE DICTIONARY

obligatev. t. [L. obligatus, p. p. of obligare. See Oblige.].
  •  To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive.  Proudfit.  [1913 Webster]
    "That's your true plan -- to obligate
    The present ministers of state.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "That they may not incline or be obligated to any vile or lowly occupations."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

obligate, v. & adj.
--v.tr.
1 (usu. in passive; foll. by to + infin.) bind (a person) legally or morally.
2 US commit (assets) as security.
--adj. Biol. that has to be as described (obligate parasite).

Derivative
obligator n.
Etymology
L obligare obligat- (as OBLIGE)

THESAURUS

obligate

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

For further exploring for "obligate" in Webster Dictionary Online


TIP #27: Get rid of popup ... just cross over its boundary. [ALL]
created in 0.20 seconds
powered by bible.org