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  1. obligate

    • v.
      bind or compel (someone), especially legally or morally;commit (assets) as security
    • adj.
      restricted to a particular function or mode of life
    • verb: obligate, 3rd person present: obligates, gerund or present participle: obligating, past tense: obligated, past participle: obligated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. bind or compel (someone), especially legally or morally the medical establishment is obligated to take action in the best interest of the public
    • 2. US commit (assets) as security the money must be obligated within 30 days

    形容詞

    • 1. restricted to a particular function or mode of life an obligate intracellular parasite the lynx is an obligate carnivore
    • 更多解釋
    • v.
      require or compel (someone) to undertake a legal or moral duty: the medical establishment is obligated to take action in the best interest of the public
    • adj.
      restricted to a particular function or mode of life: an obligate intracellular parasite the lynx is an obligate carnivore

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