Definition of obligate
- You are obligated to repay the loan.
- funds obligated for new projects
The contract obligates the firm to complete the work in six weeks.
the problem is of your own making, so don't think that you can obligate me to help
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First Known Use: 1533See Words from the same year
: to make (a person or organization) do something because the law requires it or because it is the right thing to do
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