obligate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To bind, compel, or constrain by a social, appropriate, or moral tie. See Synonyms at power.
    • To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige.
    • To commit (cash, for example) being fulfill an obligation.
    • To bring or spot under responsibility, ethical or legal; to keep by a constraining motive.
    • To bind or securely hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to your work of responsibility or courtesy by a formal pledge.
  • adjective:
    • Biology capable occur or survive only in a specific environment or by presuming a particular part: an obligate parasite; an obligate anaerobe.
    • Absolutely vital; important.
    • Able to exist or survive just in a particular environment or by presuming a particular part: an obligate parasite; an obligate anaerobe.
    • positively vital; important.
    • restricted to a certain condition of life
  • verb:
    • To bind, compel, or constrain by a social, appropriate, or ethical tie. See Synonyms at power.
    • resulting in to be grateful or indebted; to oblige.
    • To commit (money, as an example) to be able to meet an obligation.
    • force somebody to complete anything
    • commit in order to satisfy an obligation
    • bind by an obligation; reason to be indebted
  • others:
    • To bind by appropriate or moral wrap, as by oath, indenture, or pact; bring under appropriate or moral obligation; hold to some certain act or duty; pledge.
    • To place under obligation by any means, as due to continued favors or duplicated functions of kindness; make beholden or indebted; constrain by considerations of task, expediency, courtesy, etc.
    • Constrained or bound; having of necessity a specific character, or limited to a specific course.
  • noun:
    • An obligate parasite. See quotation under obligate, a.

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