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Obligate   Listen
Obligate  v. t.  (past & past part. obligated; pres. part. obligating)  
To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to hold by a constraining motive. "Obligated by a sense of duty." "That's your true plan to obligate The present ministers of state."
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. "That they may not incline or be obligated to any vile or lowly occupations."

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"Obligate" Quotes from Famous Books

... and hostess, in sending out an invitation, obligate themselves to make everything as enjoyable as possible for their guest, so a guest, in accepting, obligates himself or herself to meet the efforts of the host and hostess at least halfway. Success in the art of being a guest depends more upon the spirit in ...
— The Etiquette of To-day • Edith B. Ordway

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