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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ob·li·gate /ˈɑbləˌget/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ob·li·gate /ˈɑblɪgət, ləˌget/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·li·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obligated p. pr. & vb. n. Obligating.]
 1. To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive. Obligated by a sense of duty.”
 That's your true plan -- to obligate
 The present ministers of state.   --Churchill.
 2. To bind or firmly hold to an act; to compel; to constrain; to bind to any act of duty or courtesy by a formal pledge.
    That they may not incline or be obligated to any vile or lowly occupations.   --Landor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate
            anaerobe can survive only in the absence of OXYGen"
            [ant: facultative]
      v 1: force or compel somebody to do something; "We compel all
           students to fill out this form" [syn: compel, oblige]
      2: commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"
      3: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a
         contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise" [syn: oblige,
          bind, hold]