verb (used with object), ob·li·gat·ed, ob·li·gat·ing.
Origin of obligate
Can be confusedobligate oblige
Examples from the Web for obligate
Even then, the settlement does not obligate the Wilpon/Katz crowd until year four to make payment of half of what is still owed.
The mere fact that I happened to save your life does not obligate me to marry you, Miss Wharton.The Trail Horde|Charles Alden Seltzer
Yet by your example you obligate the Gentiles to forsake Christ, and to return to the Law.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther
He was forced to obligate himself not to trade in any Commodities except the produce of the manor.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I|Myers Gustavus