Synonyms of obligate


1. compel, oblige, obligate, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

usage: force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"

2. obligate, entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit

usage: commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"

3. oblige, bind, hold, obligate, relate

usage: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"


1. obligate (vs. facultative)

usage: restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen"

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