obligated


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

obligated \obligated\ adj.
   1. under a moral obligation to someone.

   Syn: beholden(predicate).
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   2. under a legal obligation to someone.

   Syn: indebted.
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   3. owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or
      favors etc. Opposite of unobligated. [Narrower terms:
      {supposed(predicate), required ]

   Syn: indebted.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obligate \Ob"li*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obligated; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Obligating.] [L. obligatus, p. p. of obligare. See
   Oblige.]
   1. To bring or place under obligation, moral or legal; to
      hold by a constraining motive. "Obligated by a sense of
      duty." --Proudfit.
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            That's your true plan -- to obligate
            The present ministers of state.       --Churchill.
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   2. 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.
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            That they may not incline or be obligated to any
            vile or lowly occupations.            --Landor.
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