Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb obligate

3 senses of obligate

Sense 1
compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")
       => induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (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")

Sense 2
obligate -- (commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money")
       => entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit -- (confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God")

Sense 3
oblige, bind, hold, obligate -- (bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise")
       => relate -- (have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers")

Antonyms of adj obligate

1 sense of obligate

Sense 1
obligate (vs. facultative) -- (restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen")

facultative (vs. obligate) -- (able to exist under more than one set of conditions; "a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte")

Similarity of adj obligate

1 sense of obligate

Sense 1
obligate (vs. facultative) -- (restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen")

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