To arrive at social justice, we must struggle—we are obligated to struggle.
“The president is obligated to enforce the law,” Carney said, but he would no longer defend it in federal court.
Maybe I am obligated to keep casting a skeptical eye in the direction of his brooding darkness until we both are silenced by time.
“But he was not obligated to do that by the resolution itself,” McFaul said.
But the agency is obligated under the law to inquire about an applicant's activities.
And what is more, I shall be obligated to have a new kirk suit.
It is in the sense of a historian bound and obligated to truth that we view him.
Am I obligated to keep continuitously requestin' an elucidation of that rumbunctiousness outside; who's there?
You are not obligated at present to go to the Copyright Office to ask any questions.
Harleston had walked a block before he recollected that he was obligated to Ranleigh to go in a taxi.
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.