obligate

IPA: ˈɑbɫʌgeɪt

verb

  • (transitive, Canada, US, Scotland) To bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie.
  • (transitive, Canada, US, Scotland) To cause to be grateful or indebted; to oblige.
  • (transitive, Canada, US, Scotland) To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.

adjective

  • (biology) Requiring a (specified) way of life, habitat, etc..
  • Indispensable; essential; necessary; obligatory; mandatory; unavoidably invoked.

Examples of "obligate" in Sentences

  • He is not obligated to reply in the slightest.
  • SURVIVAL TIP #3: Don't "obligate" yourself into Wedding Overload
  • For this reason, viruses are called obligate intracellular parasites.
  • Some prokaryotes are poisoned by oxygen and are called obligate anaerobes.
  • Because these probes remain obligate tetramers, they are not the best choice for labeling proteins.
  • Some prokaryotes cannot grow in the absence of oxygen for cellular respiration and are called obligate aerobes.
  • Recovery Act deadline to "obligate" - or commit to specific projects - 100 percent of their highway Recovery funds.
  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that every state and the District of Columbia met the March 2 Recovery Act deadline to "obligate" - or commit to specific projects - 100 percent of their highway Recovery funds.
  • This dolphin is among the four "obligate" freshwater dolphins found in the world - the other three are the baiji found in the Yangtze river in China, the bhulan of the Indus in Pakistan and the boto of the Amazon River in Latin America.
  • The female feeds the tadpole special infertile decapsulated eggs pumilio are known as obligate egg-feeders, along with D. histrionicus and D. lehmanni, often assisted by the male, who will call from tad-containing axils to encourage the female to swing by and feed the kids.

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