Meaning of obligate
Pronunciation: (v.ob'li-gāt"adj.ob'li-git, -gāt"), [key]
— v. adj. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
- to bind or oblige morally or legally: to obligate oneself to purchase a building.
- to pledge, commit, or bind (funds, property, etc.) to meet an obligation.
- morally or legally bound; obliged; constrained.
- necessary; essential.
- restricted to a particular condition of life, as certain organisms that can survive only in the absence of oxygen:(opposed to facultative). obligate anaerobe
- obligate (Thesaurus)