(adjective, verb)


1. restricted to a particular condition of life

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

Sentences with obligate as an adjective:

- an obligate parasite; an obligate anaerobe.


1. force somebody to do something

Similar word(s): compel, oblige

Definition categories: social, cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

2. commit in order to fulfill an obligation

- obligate money

Definition categories: possession, commit, confide, entrust, intrust, trust

3. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

Similar word(s): bind, hold, oblige

Definition categories: communication, relate