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Definition of the adjective obligate
What does obligate mean as an attribute of a noun?
- restricted to a particular condition of life
Alternative definition of the adjective obligate
- [biology] Able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role: an obligate parasite; an obligate anaerobe.
- Absolutely indispensable; essential.
Definition of the verb obligate
What does obligate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: obligated | obligating | obligates
- force somebody to do something
- example: They obligate him to write the letter
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] I forced him [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, object control with -ing] I forced him into coming [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause] I forced John into the chairmanship
Force Verbs (with the same syntax): bamboozle, bullock, coax, coerce, commission, compel, dare, draw, encourage, entice, force, impel, incite, induce, inveigle, jolt, lead, mislead, motivate, oblige, press, pressure, prod, prompt, push, rouse, rush, soothe, spur, sweet-talk, tempt.
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of obligate: compel / oblige
- more generic words: cause / get / have / induce / make / stimulate = cause to do
- more specific words:
- thrust / force = impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
- walk = make walk
- pressure / squeeze / coerce / force / hale = to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
- clamor = compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring
- condemn = compel or force into a particular state or activity
- shame = compel through a sense of shame
- implement / enforce / apply = ensure observance of laws and rules
- constrain / enforce / impose = compel to behave in a certain way
- cause: act / move
- commit in order to fulfill an obligation
- bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of obligate: bind / hold / oblige
- more generic word: relate = have or establish a relationship to
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the verb obligate
- [transitive] To bind, compel, or constrain by a social, legal, or moral tie. See Synonyms at force.
- [transitive] To cause to be grateful or indebted; to oblige.
- [transitive] To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
Phrases with obligate
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for obligate
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by Joseph Segen
obligate. carrier. Clinical genetics The male or female parent of a child with an autosomal recessive disorder who, by definition, is a carrier of the defective gene is question; similarly, mothers of male children with an XR condition are carriers of ...
by S. Choudhary
obligate : 1. Describes a microbe (bacterium, fungus) tiiat must have a certain ...
Encyclopedia of Biology (2016)
by CTI Reviews
Obligate aerobe. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 14, 2016, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obligate aerobe. Obligate anaerobe. In Wikipedia.
Encyclopedia of Entomology (2008)
by John L. Capinera
an obligate hematophage at all stages and, according to the matrix, a monoxenous human parasite that can be a vector of rickettsiae.
by Pei-Show Juo
Obligate 1. Necessary or essential for life. 2. Restricted to a specified condition of life. Obligate Aerobes Organisms that require oxygen for cellular growth and cellular respiration. Obligate Anaerobes Organisms that cannot use molecular ...
The Water Dictionary (2010)
A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons
obligate pathogen A pathogenic organism, such as a virus, ...
obligate /ob′′ligit, -gāt/ [L, obligare, ...
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Usage statistics about obligate
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Video shows what obligate means. To bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie.. To cause to be grateful or indebted; to oblige.. To commit ...
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Scrabble value of O1B3L1I1G2A1T1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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