restricted to a particular condition of life
"an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen"
compel, oblige, obligate(verb)
force somebody to do something
"We compel all students to fill out this form"
commit in order to fulfill an obligation
oblige, bind, hold, obligate(verb)
bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
"He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
accommodate, book, attach, tie up, bond, view as, support, hold back, bandage, defend, take hold, bind, carry, deem, truss, hold up, arrest, hold, adjudge, guard, take, have, concord, check, make, stick, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, apply, obligate, give, hold fast, entertain, concur, nurse, oblige, curb, constipate, moderate, tie down, stick to, have got, restrain, obtain, withstand, agree, sustain, halt, harbour, tie, maintain, confine, contain, keep back, retain, prevail, reserve, admit, compel, hold in, declare, adhere, bear
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