Even then, the settlement does not obligate the Wilpon/Katz crowd until year four to make payment of half of what is still owed.
Similarly, he who would be under obligation to none must obligate himself to all in every respect.
Having it does not obligate him to speak out on all issues or, indeed, on any issue.
He was forced to obligate himself not to trade in any Commodities except the produce of the manor.
Shall I obligate the Church to pay three hundred and fifty head of cattle for a crime committed by others?
The same reasons that obligate a person to accept circumcision also obligate a person to accept the whole Law.
This will not obligate you at all, but for the sake of your future health and happiness, do not put it off.
In the church homily they say, "To Him alone we schall us to devote ourselves;" we bind or obligate ourselves.
"Me and Si Klegg'll march 'em over there, and obligate ourselves not to lose a rooster of 'em," said Shorty.
The mere fact that I happened to save your life does not obligate me to marry you, Miss Wharton.
1540s, "to bind, connect;" 1660s, "to put under moral obligation," back-formation from obligation, or else from Latin obligatus, past participle of obligare (see oblige). Oblige, with which it has been confused since late 17c., means "to do one a favor." Related: Obligated; obligating.
obligate ob·li·gate (ŏb'lĭ-gĭt, -gāt')
Able to exist or survive only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role.
Capable of existing only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role. An obligate aerobe, such as certain bacteria, can live only in the presence of oxygen. An obligate parasite cannot survive independently of its host. Compare facultative.