Definition of 'obligate'
- force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
Synonyms: compel oblige
- commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
- bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
Synonyms: oblige bind hold
- restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of OXYGen"