Nouns (0)

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Verbs (5)

obligate, hold, bind, oblige
v. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
v. commit in order to fulfill an obligation; "obligate money"

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (5)

compelled, constrained, obligate, bound
adj. being under moral or legal obligation
adj. restricted to a particular condition of life; "an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen"

Fuzzynyms (18)

v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
exercise, exert
v. put to use; "exert one's power or influence"
require, need, want
v. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
impel, propel
v. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
act out, reenact, enact
v. act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
v. cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
bond, attach, tie, bind
v. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
practice, commit
v. engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"

Synonyms (6)

adj. under a moral obligation to someone
adj. owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc
obliged, duty-bound
adj. under a moral obligation to do something
adj. under a legal obligation to someone
adj. required or under orders; "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store"

Antonyms (2)

v. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
adj. able to exist under more than one set of conditions; "a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte"


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