Obligating
Obligate Ob"li*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obligated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obligating}.] [L. obligatus, p. p. of obligare. See {Oblige}.] 1. To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive. ``Obligated by a sense of duty.'' --Proudfit. [1913 Webster]

That's your true plan -- to obligate The present ministers of state. --Churchill. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

That they may not incline or be obligated to any vile or lowly occupations. --Landor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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