verb (used with object), ob·li·gat·ed, ob·li·gat·ing.
Origin of obligate
Examples from the Web for obligated
Starting in 1966, Korean movie theaters were obligated to show at least six domestic films for more than 90 days.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Palestinians under Oslo are obligated to do everything they can,” he said.
“But he was not obligated to do that by the resolution itself,” McFaul said.Russia’s Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran|Eli Lake|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the agency is obligated under the law to inquire about an applicant's activities.
There simply is not enough city there to finance the payments they are obligated to pay.
Now, to my notion, a man should do suthin' for his land, and not be obligated for it to mere natur'.The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper
And if workmen had been employed thereon, the bailor would also be obligated to pay for their labor.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
And think of me, miss: took into service for my voice, and obligated to holler at your pa all day long.None so Deaf as Those Who Won't Hear|Herbert Pelham Curtis
This warrior is obligated usually to lead out a number of armed villeins, proportionate to the number of knights.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
Often to the blast we were obligated to turn our backs, and, the rain being in our faces, we little heeded each other.Ringan Gilhaize|John Galt
British Dictionary definitions for obligated
Word Origin for obligate
Word Origin and History for obligated
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.