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Synonyms for obligate
ˈɒb lɪˌgeɪt; ˈɒb lɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪtob·li·gate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obligate

    Synonyms:
    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, oblige

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exempt, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, release, set free

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obligateverb

    restricted to a particular condition of life

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

    Antonyms:
    facultative

  2. compel, oblige, obligateverb

    force somebody to do something

    "We compel all students to fill out this form"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, accommodate, bind, compel, hold

    Antonyms:
    facultative

  3. obligateverb

    commit in order to fulfill an obligation

    "obligate money"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, bind, compel, hold

    Antonyms:
    facultative

  4. oblige, bind, hold, obligateverb

    bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

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

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, attach, tie up, bond, view as, support, hold back, bandage, defend, take hold, bind, carry, deem, truss, hold up, arrest, hold, adjudge, guard, take, have, concord, check, make, stick, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, apply, give, hold fast, entertain, concur, nurse, oblige, curb, constipate, moderate, tie down, stick to, have got, restrain, obtain, withstand, agree, sustain, halt, harbour, tie, maintain, confine, contain, keep back, retain, prevail, reserve, admit, compel, hold in, declare, adhere, bear

    Antonyms:
    facultative

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obligateverb

    Synonyms:
    [Inelegant.] bind, oblige, bring under obligation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obligate":

    oblige, compel

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How to use obligate in a sentence?

  1. Marine Col. Andrew Milburn:

    As a military professional, our duty isn't simply to follow orders, there is a point where if we see something that is happening catastrophic to the institution, then doesn't our oath to the Constitution obligate us to take action ? Yet McKenzie didn't act on a top The Taliban leader's suggestion the U.S. take responsibility for security over all of Kabul during the evacuation, the four-star general testified during a Sept. 29 House Armed Services Committee hearing. He said he was unsure if that offer was presented to Biden.


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