Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of obligate | Another word for obligate | What is obligate?

Definition 1: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted - [verb of communication]

Samples where obligate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He's held by a contract
  • I'll hold you by your promise

Synonyms for obligate in the sense of this definition

(obligate is a kind of ...) have or establish a relationship to

"She relates well to her peers"

(... is a kind of obligate ) bind or secure by a pledge

"I was pledged to silence"

(... is a kind of obligate ) bind by a contract; especially for a training period

(... is a kind of obligate ) bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant

"an indentured servant"

(... is a kind of obligate ) restrain from independence by an obligation

"He was tied down by his work"

Definition 2: commit in order to fulfill an obligation - [verb of possession]

Samples where obligate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • obligate money

(obligate is a kind of ...) confer a trust upon

"The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret" "I commit my soul to God"

Samples where obligate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We compel all students to fill out this form

Synonyms for obligate in the sense of this definition

(obligate is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

(... is a kind of obligate ) impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

"She forced her diet fads on him"

(... is a kind of obligate ) ensure observance of laws and rules

"Apply the rules to everyone"

(... is a kind of obligate ) compel through a sense of shame

"She shamed him into making amends"

(... is a kind of obligate ) compel or force into a particular state or activity

"His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

(... is a kind of obligate ) compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring

"They clamored the mayor into building a new park"

(... is a kind of obligate ) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means

"She forced him to take a job in the city" "He squeezed her for information"

(... is a kind of obligate ) make walk

"He walks the horse up the mountain" "Walk the dog twice a day"

(... is a kind of obligate ) compel to behave in a certain way

"Social relations impose courtesy" "duty constrains one to act often contrary to one's desires or inclinations"

(obligate causes ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 4: restricted to a particular condition of life - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where obligate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen

(obligate belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

More words

Another word for oblation

Another word for oblateness

Another word for oblate

Another word for oblanceolate leaf

Another word for oblanceolate

Another word for obligate anaerobe

Another word for obligated

Another word for obligation

Another word for obligational

Another word for obligato


Other word for obligato

obligato meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce obligato